Six design lessons for agency life

We all know sometimes its about learning along the way.  In this post we wanted to share a few design lessons learnt during our careers.  This isn’t a how-to but more of a way of looking in from the outside when working on a project.

Stand back

Look at the bigger picture.  Sometimes its easy to get stuck on the little details and forget that you’re working as part of a team on certain projects.  Its always beneficial to have a meeting with colleagues to gain a better view of the bigger picture and see how what we all do can affect the outcome of a project.

Be adaptable

Adaptability is a valued trait to have in a design agency.  Sticking to your personal style won’t always be the right direction for the business.  Be open to suggestions and try to stick to guidelines, even of sometimes it does prove to be difficult.  Creative flow sometimes has a way of taking you off on a tangent and you might get easily distracted, which in terms of creativity is amazing but when you have deadlines it can add time to the job in hand.  Lesson learnt!

Detach

Don’t form any personal attachments with your work.  What you think is good could well be binned by someone else and while that may be frustrating, you are working for a company and you need to be able to let go of an idea if its not aligned with the direction of the business.

Keep growing

Be on the lookout for new inspiration!

Always ask questions

It’s always better to ask questions in the beginning so you know you’re heading in the right direction than towards the end when you’ve taken one of your tangents.

Positive vibes

Be kind, everyone wants to work with happy people!

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