• Coulter PattonCoulter Patton, over 9 years ago

    I usually start out by answering in the most general way possible, "I'm a designer". If they probe further, I'll expand on that answer by getting more specific.

    When describing my work, I always try and use words and analogies that everyone can understand. There's nothing more annoying than someone who revels in confusing their audience with industry lingo and vague corporate-speak (yes, even "hip" startup talk is corporate-speak).

    Most people only ask because it's a simple way to start a conversation (albeit an overrated one). The last thing I want to do is bore or confuse them. Keep it simple and relatable.

    2 points