Why Designers Leave(medium.com)

almost 10 years ago from J A, Design Lead at Gametime

  • Murat MutluMurat Mutlu, almost 10 years ago

    Pretty much every designer I've spoken to in the last few months has a side-project where they put all their real energy and passion.

    It feels like something is stirring in the creative industry, interesting to see what happens

    6 points
    • Christoph OChristoph O, almost 10 years ago

      Do you think it might just be a way for them to expand their skills and play with new ideas and tools? Any job has specific requirements, and since designers by nature have lots of ideas of their own, I think it might just be normal for everyone to tinker on the side.

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      • Nick HNick H, almost 10 years ago

        Personally, that's how it is for me. I wanted to build up particular skills that I didn't get a ton of experience with in my day job. The product I'm working on isn't really geared toward my passions, but that wasn't why I agreed to work on it.

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    • Jeremy RouxJeremy Roux, almost 10 years ago

      This. It's the same feeling around me too.

      Unfortunately, most projects will have constraints and/or changes, I personally take it as part of the job (although I wish I didn't have too).

      That's where personal/side project become more important, it's a way to put your unrestricted passion into it and from what I'm seeing lately, those become to the most promising, daring and interesting projects.

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