Beating design jealousy… is it possible?

Beating design jealousy… is it possible?

When I see the amazing work of other designers, especially that of former classmates, and see how successful they are, I can’t help it: the green demon rears its ugly head. Avoiding the comparison is hard, and so is dealing with my design jealousy.

Stop thinking you’re not good enough

Stop thinking you’re not good enough

I’ve been there so often in my life that it’s almost become a horrible mantra in my head. That feeling of not being good enough for the people close to you. That feeling of being a failure to them. Of disappointing them with everything you are. Well guess what? Stop thinking like that.

The biggest design myth, debunked

The biggest design myth, debunked

Once upon a time, I did some work for my mother because I was going to do “a beautiful job” (her words). She thought I had a beautiful style and an eye for great design and liked to tell everyone how good I was. Unfortunately, my mother suffers from the belief that an age-old design myth is true. Here it is, debunked.

How to become a designer: my story

How to become a designer: my story

When I was younger my mother made sure art was part of my life very early on. My parents were dancers and liked to tell people that they were pregnant with me during an advanced ballroom dancing examination. My older sisters danced and likewise I ended up dancing as...
My twitter post favourites

My twitter post favourites

These are some of my favourite tweets, taken all the way back from 2010 when I first got my twitter account. Perhaps some of these tweets and posts will be useful to you. Fresh on SmashingMag: Organization Tips For Web Designers – http://bit.ly/9V3tBA (please...