Designer Jay Fletcher’s Dribbble portfolio is filled with glorious, geometric work.
I’m currently fantasizing about taking advantage of one of MOO’s new business card offerings — gold foil, spot gloss, and raised spot gloss — to create some super-sweet, new cards for myself.
— via Quipsologies
How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do
Very few people have the humility to start as amateurs. They procrastinate doing the work they want in the name of perfectionism. You know these people. The ones who have been saying for years that they’re going to do something but never do. Yet inwardly, they’re terrified of what other people will think of them. They’re caught in a state of paralysis by analysis — too busy calculating and never reaching a state of flow. Rather than doing work their own way, they do what they think will be well-received — being merely imitators of what is already popular.
In his aptly titled article, How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do, life and business consultant Benjamin Hardy offers up a relentless supply of wisdom on, not only attaining our dream jobs, but becoming the best at them too
I ask teams whether they do critiques. ‘Oh, yes. All the time,’ they tell me.
However, when I ask them what it is they do, it’s basically a meeting where someone’s work is criticized for what it’s missing. It’s a meeting where people who haven’t given the design problem or solution much thought, until that moment, rip apart the work of someone who has.
These critical design reviews are miserable experiences. Everyone completely dreads them. The experience makes them feel like crap. And then it’s time to schedule another one.
In Moving From Critical Review to Critique, usability expert Jared Spool explores the flaws associated with typical design critiques — which, he points out, are actually more like “critical design reviews” — and offers a strategy for moving toward a more ideal critique that yields better results and is more enjoyable for everyone involved.
When you do as everybody else does, it gives a sense of security. And when people like me decide to go another way, we have people telling us it’s risky. That there is a chance of failure. That we should prepare for failure. All I take away from this is: when you stick your head above the crowd, somebody might try to shoot it off.
In 3 Toxic Lies That Will Kill Your Dreams, writer, speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur Dale Partridge reveals the falsehoods behind three commonly held, but destructive ideas that often prevent us from following our dreams. He, then, of course, motivates us to move past them.