Living the Creative Life #8: Dear Future Designers

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Since the past month has been full of graduations from high school and college, I wanted to share some advice and inspiration for all the future designers that are moving on to a new stage of life now: Always be creating. Whether you know exactly what you want to do or not, continuing to create and experiment will help you find what you want to do. Plus it is just fun. Check out some more advice and inspiration below to help you through this transition.  

Since the past month has been full of graduations from high school and college, I wanted to share some advice and inspiration for all the future designers that are moving on to a new stage of life now.

 

I talked this week about 5 summer graphic design project ideas that you can add to your portfolio.

 

Austin Kleon gave his advice for recent graduates

 

Daniel Palacios of Highpulp shared about 18 different sub-niches that are good for your lettering and calligraphy skills

 

Reasons why you should always carry a notebook

 

Life inspiration and typographic inspiration all rolled into one with these 35 quotes designers can live by

 

Two Easels talks about 6 ways to keep yourself motivated if you work from home

 

Todd Brison answers the 4 questions all budding creatives ask

 

Gary Vaynerchuk shares his advice on what you should do after you graduate college

 

Every designer needs to set their own design principles.” -Sandra Mileikyte, Defining Design Principles

 

“What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that creativity is primarily a learned skill. And like any other skill you want to learn, it requires that you put in some hard work and effort.” -Lolly Daskal, 8 Bad Habits that Destroy Your Creativity

 

A fun video of a talk done by type designer Tobias Frere-Jones about what he has learned on his type design journey

 

I have an exciting weekend ahead of me because my husband and I get to celebrate the wedding of a couple of our friends from college this weekend. Should be lots of fun!

 

Congrats to all the graduates and hope you enjoy your summer!