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Lately I’ve been feeling a bit flat with regards my web design work. I look at it and think “Meh”. This was compounded when a well known Web Designer took one look and said “Sorry, not good enough”.
To say that comment has been on my mind is an understatement, it’s been like a noose around his neck. The Designer in question is well respected and knows–his–shit. So I’m setting myself a side project. I’m calling this project “Progression”. Obvious I know but that’s not the point.
The point is I have to improve my skills as a web designer. I am not progressing as I should be. My portfolio of work is not bad but it all feels very safe. That’s not good enough, not today. Just a quick look on Dribbble is all you need to know that competition is fierce, it’s eat or be eaten my friends. Besides I have no other option, I am in this profession for the long haul.
My plan with this project is to tackle design styles and problems that are outside my comfort zone. The goal: to see what new skills I can learn and to see what new styles I can produce. I’ll be using this Blog, Dribbble and Behance to log my efforts.
With that in mind all that’s left to say is, “onwards and upwards”.