Grading My 2015 Goals — I Passed Thanks To The Curve

Happy Holidays. It’s become tradition for my last post of the year to review the goals I set at the start of the year and I see no reason to break tradition today.

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My 2014 Goals—Always Keep Your Hands Busy

Happy Holidays everyone. As has become my custom, the last post I publish each year takes a look back at the goals I set for that year and whether or not I succeeded in accomplishing them. I give myself a grade and reflect on each goal to learn what I can before setting goals for the coming year.

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My 2013 Goals — An Unexpectedly Successful Year

Happy almost New Year everyone. One of the things that’s become tradition for me as one year ends and another begins is to look back at the goals I set at the start of the year and give myself a grade based on my success or lack of success. I then use the evaluation as a springboard to set goals for the year ahead.

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Why You Shouldn’t Evaluate Your Design Skills Through Comparison With Others

It’s natural to compare your skills and abilities to others who do the same kind of work as you. How helpful is it, though? Do you feel like a better designer after the comparison? Did the comparison help you learn something?

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Become A Better Designer Through Critical Thinking

Last week I offered some general thoughts on how become a better designer when you’re feeling overwhelmed with all there is to learn. I briefly mentioned critical thinking about design as an important part of the process. I’d like to expand on that brief mention.
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