Self Development

Daily curated collection of articles and resources.

medium.com

Taking Feedback Impersonally

What are some things that help you not take feedback on your work personally? I recently had a situation where my team was re-doing something I had worked on for a couple ...

deardesignstudent.com

Ethics Can’t Be a Side Hustle

In the last few months I’ve had a lot of designers ask me “Where can I do good work?”And they don’t mean “good” as in quality. They mean good as in “on ...

medium.com

Battling Perfectionism

So this question assumes that perfectionism is something that *should* be beaten, which I don’t think is always true. For example, if I’m getting open heart surgery, I’d hope very dearly that ...

UI8 sponsored

Branding Book & Style Guide Templates

A beautiful collection of 5 different style guide templates! 75 fully customizable and easy to use pages, each with real wording. These templates are the perfect starting point for creating beautiful branding books.

femke.co.nz

We Need More Shitty Work

Somewhere along the line it suddenly became a prerequisite that all public work has to be of amazing quality. Take Dribbble for example. A website which ironically was originally built to allow ...

thedesignteam.io

The Insecure Designer

A designers’ worst critic is themselves. The caricature of a creative person depicts a tormented perfectionist who is rarely satisfied with their work. You see them forever tinkering with different color combinations; ...

boxesandarrows.com

How to Avoid UX Burnout

As I watched the app go live in across the various app stores I felt exhausted. The steps leading up to the launch had been intense, involving multiple stakeholders, scores of different ...

hbr.org

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Why don’t successful people and organizations automatically become very successful? One important explanation is due to what I call “the clarity paradox,” which can be summed up in four predictable phases: Phase ...