AMA: I'm Cap Watkins, Product Design Manager at Etsy

9 years ago from Cap Watkins, VP of Design @ BuzzFeed

  • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, 9 years ago

    Hello Cap, I really enjoy your writing!

    My question is: Have you ever been in a position where the environment you were working in as a designer started choking out your passion and creativity? and if so how did you change that, or suggest changing it?

    And heres my GIF offering:


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    • Cap WatkinsCap Watkins, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

      Hey Jonathan,

      Thanks so much! For the compliment and the gif. :)

      That's a sad question, but I get what you mean and I've certainly been there. I wish I had a better answer than this, but I've found a change of scenery (a new job) to be the best remedy for that feeling. If that's not an option, find The Goonies in your organization (folks with shared values and enthusiasm) and work with them.

      Also, just remember, everything is temporary. Feeling less passionate or creative is simply the state you're currently in. It won't always be that way and shouldn't have to be.

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