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7 in 7

11c84dff30266b907714802088852677?s=47 Jason VanLue
January 08, 2013

7 in 7

Seven things I've learned in 7 years designing.


Jason VanLue

January 08, 2013

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  1. 7 in 7 Seven things I’ve learned in seven years

    designing... I’m learning
  2. Don’t Give Up 1

  3. “Perseverance isn't always just a strong will…it's also a strong

  4. “Slow and Steady”

  5. Out-perfect. Out-work.

  6. Be A Professional 2

  7. “It's your responsibility to demonstrate your competence and professionalism to

    your clients before you ever start designing for them. Otherwise you'll seldom be allowed to give them your best work.” — Andy Rutledge
  8. Perfect your cra!t. Be honest, trustworthy, dependable. Be responsible. Do

    your best. Demand respect.
  9. Solve Real Problems 3

  10. We are problem solvers. We design for people.

  11. Find a Problem. Design a Solution.

  12. “People who really want to make a di!ference in the

    world aren't determined to revolutionize the world all at once; they're satis!ied with small changes.” — Beth Clark
  13. “They don't do anything to call attention to themselves, they

    simply pay attention to the everyday needs of others…” — Beth Clark
  14. DO.

  15. Study Outside Your Sphere 4

  16. When was the last time you studied something outside of

    the web?
  17. “He approaches every problem with a willingness to do painstaking

    study and research and to perform exhaustive experimentation. He is equipped to work intelligently with the engineer, the architect, the physicist, the interior decorator, the colorist, and the doctor.” — Henry Dreyfuss
  18. “He must be part engineer, part businessman, part salesman, part

    public-relations man, artist, and anything else his client needs...” — Henry Dreyfuss
  19. Psychology Architecture Engineering Industrial Design Art Civil Planning

  20. None
  21. None
  22. Write 5

  23. I have nothing to say. First Misconception:

  24. Everything I have to say has already been said. Second

  25. Design, Not Decorate 6

  26. Design is not veneer.

  27. Simplify 7

  28. The problem with “noise” is it deadens your sense of

    hearing. When the noise is deafening, I become deaf to more important things.
  29. “Never too much...hardly enough” — Frederick Law Olmstead