Yeah, really, you
Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to sit down with several design students. I won’t embarrass any of them (intentionally), but here’s the general consensus: most need to spend more time designing, several show a lot of promise, but very few are ready for the next step.
Fortunately for you, the professional design community is full of people that want to help you get better. And for the most part, we’re probably giving you good advice. Unfortunately, many students have one of two responses: either you don’t take the time to revise your portfolio, or you don’t think our criticism is valid.
You might be curious why this series is subtitled “Yeah you!”. There’s a sad truth behind it: most students ignore the professional advice they’re given.
If you’re serious about a creatively fulfilling design career, then you’ll eventually have to admit – yeah, we’re talking to you.