Episode #209
The Path of a Design Career

Let’s talk about how design careers usually go.

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Scribbled Shownotes

  1. Nearly all design careers follow a predictable trajectory
  2. Young plucky arrogant designer working for somebody else
  3. Young plucky arrogant designer takes up freelance work
  4. A bit wiser young designer loses the arrogance and decides to try an in house designer role for a bit
  5. Then you go back to a design agency because it’s more rewarding work
  6. Then you make a choice, you either go into management or you hone your craft
  7. I know a lot of designers that baulk against management and that’s good
  8. Because a good designer doesn’t make a good manager

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