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HOW TO STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF WHEN DESIGNING FOR OTHERS

I hope the following tips will help you when doing design work for others, either as an employee or a consultant. For me, staying true to myself is really important, I’ve done some of my best work that way.

KNOW WHAT YOU WANT

If you don’t know what you want, you will never be able to stand behind your ideas and products. You will feel lost, decisions will take a long time and you will not be able to stay consistent in your arguments.

KNOW WHAT YOU LIKE AND WHY YOU LIKE IT

KNOW THE RULES (SO YOU CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO BREAK THEM)

SPEAK UP

LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT

WORK FOR A COMPANY YOU LIKE AND ADMIRE

ALIGN YOUR VALUES

HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE FIELD YOU DESIGN FOR

LISTEN TO YOUR GUT FEELING

HAVE SIDE PROJECTS

GO FOR IT!

SUGGEST IDEAS

SAY NO

SNEAK “YOU” IN THERE

THROW AWAY YOUR FEAR

Written by

Technical Apparel Design Expert and Co-Founder of Apparel Entrepreneurship. http://www.apparelentrepreneurship.com http://www.anakristiansson.com

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