New Scientist has published an article called What do people do when they’re tired?
In it, one woman describes her life as a graphic designer.
And while she is a graphic design student, she admits that she spends her free time working on her designs.
“I like to think I’m pretty good at designing stuff,” she says.
“It’s a really good way of spending my time.”
The woman says she feels a strong sense of responsibility for her work.
“When you’re doing something really good, you have to make it better,” she explains.
“You’re constantly working on it, and I think I’ve been very lucky.”
Here are some of her tips to making sure your designs stay fresh and your work stays fresh: • Don’t overthink things.
“Don’t overdo it.
If you overdo something, you’ll make your life a bit more difficult,” she advises.
“If you over-think it, you’re probably not going to be happy with it.”
• Don´t think of your work as a job.
“Designers are human beings, and they’re human beings who have different personalities and different experiences and different ideas.
It’s hard to know how to make your work look the best it can be,” she continues.
“So just be aware of that.”
• Be creative.
“I have an incredibly strong artistic instinct, and it’s also a very subconscious and emotional one,” she adds.
“But if I see something that’s really, really good and it has a strong emotional component, it will be very easy for me to work on it.
So if I have to change something, it won’t be too hard.”
• Focus on your work.
You’re in charge of how your designs look, so take care of it.
“Always try to do something that feels good,” she suggests.
“Not necessarily a great design, but something that makes me happy, which is a great feeling.”