I am tired of being a graphic designer.

Are you tired of doing design work for clients?? I goolgle how to stop being a graphic designer and found out some interesting results.

Or being a creative? Maybe you want out maybe you have an itch to make your own thing.

Note: this is just an observation not the rule. It does not reflect the profession of design.

Tired to being an order taker? Doing Freelance? Some see working as a designer, as a Job subservant to a mean boss or client.

I recently was googling about “How to stop being a Graphic Designer” and I found on the top of the search results just that by a designer name James Greig.

I was intrigued that I read on about his complaints and his dealings with depression as he worked as a graphic designer. The post was meant for those that do no want to work serving clients. Nothing wrong with working and helping clients solve their own problems. But some want to scratch their own itch or do something for themselves.

3 Things he writes about: 

Fuck clients, do it for yourself. 

We only have so much time why not use our design skills for our own projects?

Repeat after me: it doesn’t have to be perfect. 

No it does not have to be pixel perfect it can be shoddy. But the catch is to iterate fast not slow. think MVP.

Get your priorities straight. Content is king. Not design.

 

Some suggestions to do other than Graphic Design:

  • Work at a startup
  • Travel
  • Read about starting a business.

He has an upcoming book about how to stop being a graphic designer and a great newsletter.

http://greig.cc/undesign/

However if you still want to be a graphic designer and are 50% happy only read these books.

Design Resources for designers

A list of Design Resources for Creatives and Designers.

A List of useful design resources and creative stuff.

updated on Medium 1st.

UI / User Experience

2017:

3 trends in landing page design
via Muzli design inspirationmedium.muz.li

UX Design Top 10 Articles for the Past Quarter
For the past quarter (Jan-Mar 2017), we’ve ranked nearly 3,300 UX Design articles to pick the Top 10 stories that can…medium.mybridge.co

2016 Links and Articles:

Ten skills you need to be a UX unicorn
“Hold the phone Jack… What the heck is a UX Unicorn?!” — you might find yourself exclaiming at this point. Especially…medium.com

UX Personas

The Problem with Personas:

The Problem with Personas
How to Make ’em, Use ’em, and Abuse ’emblog.prototypr.io

Design thinking:

Information Architecture

Visual Graphic Design

A Typography Cheat Sheet
Understanding type can be one of the most difficult elements of design. There’s a lot of terminology and lingo that…medium.com

User Centered Design

http://www.usabilitynet.org/trump/methods/methodslist.htm

Home | Usability.gov
Usability.gov is the one-stop source for user experience best practices and strategies. Learn how to create more usable,…www.usability.gov

Design Portfolios

Let’s talk about design portfolios
What we look for when we (don’t) hire designersuxdesign.cc

Sketching / Art & Design:

Other fun Stuff:

Animation:

CG Graphics its 3D!

Film & Video: