Designers & age

over 5 years ago from Joao Carvalho, UX Designer

  • Kevan LinKevan Lin, over 5 years ago

    @Ken M - You've mentioned a few things that are deterrents and negative aspects of our industry. In the last 30 years of being a designer, what has motivated you to continue on in this field? Has it been the work? the people? the process?

    I'm curious to know your motivation, as I'm sure others are as well, so that I might be able to make that decision on whether or not to continue in this career. Everything that sparkled in the past looks dull now in comparison.


    2 points
    • Ken Em, over 5 years ago

      Admittedly, I got complacent in my last full-time position and that kept me there longer than it should have. It wasn't until I left that job and moved to another state that I realized, hey, doing this other thing might be better for me.

      As far as what motivated me in the past, it was trying to deliver a clear, simple message to the user. I come from a news background, so it was important that we presented stories to readers quickly and clearly. In this particular industry, you need to work with lots of other players, so it was often a challenge to reach that goal. But when it worked, it was very satisfying.

      4 points