• Alessia Weir, over 7 years ago

    Hey Tobias, I've been following your work for a while now, really love what you've been doing. What would be one piece of advice that you would tell your past self about when you were starting out?

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    • Tobias van Schneider, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      Hi Alessia

      Thanks so much for your kind words! <3 That's a fantastic question, makes me think. There are probably a couple points, but lets stay true to your question and just name one:

      Nr.1 - Ignore everyone & Don't take things too seriously.

      Let me explain: When I started, I always thought that there must a be RIGHT way to do things in design. Only after many years I discovered that there are not only many ways to be right, but also that challenging the status quo is actually what good design is about.

      When I started out I was always too afraid to make mistakes, trying to minimize risk and read a lot into "How to do things right."

      Looking back, I would tell myself to be more relaxed. Design, especially what we now know as digital design is such a young field that literally no one has figured it out. It either means that we're all right, or we're all wrong.

      When I started I was very much focused on the design, for the sake of design. Today I'm more focused on what I can do with design as a tool.

      Great question, I hope my answer made any sense (: Tobias

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