5 Motivational Design Tips for Designers in 2018

14 September 2018 / By metamorphosys

1. Say No

Tought to learn how to say “no” to the stuff which halts your prolific potential. It may be the amusements via any gadgets or some people, or sometimes it may be a design which will not assist to boost your career. Focusing on the specific type of design is vital.

As the new year blooms, decide which kind of designer you want to be. If you crave to be a UI/UX designer, focus only on that. If you envy to be an animator, put all your energy on that.

“Focusing is about saying no.”

Steve Jobs

2. Move

Being slow is not bad but what matters is to keep moving every day of the new year to reach your goal. May it be a 10 min design challenge or 5 min quick logo design, make your progress every single day until the end of the year. By this time next year, you’ll find a new-you.

“Don’t fear moving slowly. Fear standing still.”

Chinese proverb

3. Make Mistakes

Making mistakes indicates that you endeavor something new. If the design is not perfect, it implies that you are innovating. Make fascinating errors every day. But master to confess those flaws and make corrections to that. Such emendations will lead you to innovate perfect brand-new ideas.

“An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.”

Niels Bohr


Everyone learn every day. But the key is, you have to be very specific what you have to learn to attain your goal. Take an excel sheet and gather all the design resources you aspire to learn. In one column, add all the resources links, in the next column add the date and time you want to learn. After that, understand the primary things is to create a design from what you have learnt.

“I think a life properly lived is just learn, learn, learn all the time.”

Charlie Munger

5. Say “ok”

If somebody states your design is bad, deliver the best design tomorrow. If the same person comments it is still worse, make the excellent design. Strive hard to proffer the best until they stop tossing stones and applaud for you. Life is too short to squander in proving naysayers wrong. Make it cherished excelling your deeds.

When you fly high, people will throw stones at you. Don’t look down. Just fly higher so the stones won’t reach you.

Chetan Bhagat
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