Things i wish I knew my first day as a designer: (

over 5 years ago from Eli Silva, Product Designer

  • Eli Silva, over 5 years ago

    Pick a place where your voice is welcome. I've been scared before, but I've never lost a job for having a strong opinion that was well-informed and kind.

    I'm flexible on the one hand, and ready to defend on the other. My personal advice is to always advocate for balance.

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    • Account deleted over 5 years ago

      Sometimes you can't pick. You just accept a job because you don't have anything else. Maybe I just don't have luck.

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      • Scott ThomasScott Thomas, over 5 years ago

        Its more about delivery. Just say "My only concerns are X due to Y." Sometimes, I use user persona's and past feedback. However, it doesn't always work. Sometimes you will have to redo months later it, and it will piss you off. However, I have done that to my dev teams. I will always admit my faults.

        I understand there are sometimes insane amount politics. One bullet I took out before I posted and wish there were more articles about it. It's feel likes a game of poker sometimes. Some projects you will need stakeholder support to push it forward. Other times the clients will bulldoze you and need to have a "gray haired" individual come in to moderate. Or you have an arrogant egotistical CD or PM, which you are better off moving off the team or learn as much as you can a change companies.

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