What is your design career goal?

over 3 years ago from Teodor Decu, Product Designer

  • andreis .andreis ., over 3 years ago

    The current goal is to grow my vision, strategy, and delegation skills. Having been designing for almost 12 years, I'm now starting to notice that my ideas are outpacing my ability and time available to get those ideas produced/made. I'm ready to transition from an Individual Contributor to a director/manager role so I can produce work at scale.

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    • Yannic NachnameYannic Nachname, over 3 years ago

      How do you try to archive vision, strategy, and delegation skills? Do you have any recommendations?

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      • andreis .andreis ., over 3 years ago

        For strategy and vision, I can highly recommend starting with these two books - "Creative Strategy and the Business of Design" by Douglas Davis and "All Of The Other Marketing Books Are Crap" by Denise Kohnke.

        With delegation skills it's a bit more tricky, you can certainly find many books on that topic int the business world, plenty from Harward Business Review for example. But, I think the practical side needs to be explored just as much as the theoretical.

        To practice, come up with a simple design project, let's say a landing page. Work on the creative brief and a project brief (from the two books above, you'll learn that these two briefs are very different, and writing each takes time and effort). And then, find a freelancer to get it done. For the sake of experiment, go with Upwork or Fiver, so you are not spending too much of your own $ to learn on your own mistakes :)

        You can also add more complexity where you are working separately with a copywriter, designer, and developer. This experience will most definitely elevate your project management and delegation skills.

        Hope that helps!

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