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Become a Better Designer with Side Projects - Blend Conf

Febbffcb54abe1be1435720fc2268237?s=47 Tim Smith
September 06, 2013

Become a Better Designer with Side Projects - Blend Conf

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Tim Smith

September 06, 2013
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  1. Become a Better Designer with Side Projects

  2. Hi! I’m Tim Smith Designer, Broadcaster & Coffee Addict ttimsmith.com

    · @ttimsmith
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  8. I Have A Lot of Side Projects

  9. Each of Them Have a Purpose

  10. Today’s Agenda

  11. Today’s Agenda • Why did I start these side projects?

  12. Today’s Agenda • Why did I start these side projects?

    • How they’ve helped me develop skills
  13. Today’s Agenda • Why did I start these side projects?

    • How they’ve helped me develop skills • Why it’s important for you to have a side project
  14. Today’s Agenda • Why did I start these side projects?

    • How they’ve helped me develop skills • Why it’s important for you to have a side project • Trust falls
  15. The East Wing

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  17. My learning had gone stale

  18. My learning had gone stale work sucked

  19. My learning had gone stale work sucked job sucked

  20. The East Wing Saved Me

  21. Tim Likes to Teach

  22. Anyone Can Learn

  23. Sounded Like a Fun Idea

  24. $$$$$$$

  25. What I’ve Learned

  26. Content with Lots of Personality 1

  27. I Stalk My Guests

  28. Not Like This

  29. Have a genuine interest

  30. Create Something You Can Be Proud of. The Audience Will

    Follow
  31. Use Time Wisely 2

  32. Time Management? Whaaaaaaaa??

  33. Don’t Waste Time Spend it on Things That are Worth

    It
  34. For Me

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  36. My family

  37. My family faith

  38. My family faith friends

  39. My family faith friends work

  40. Push the Limits of Your Knowledge 3

  41. Hi! I’m a Designer! I’m addicted to Photoshop, but I’m

    scared of code. —A Lot of Designers “
  42. You Cannot Reach Your Potential Without Knowledge of the Medium

    (aka The Browser)
  43. Decide In the Browser. —Chris Coyier “

  44. Everyone Has Their Limit

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  46. How Do I get on iTunes?

  47. How Do I get on iTunes? create an iTunes Feed?

  48. How Do I get on iTunes? create an iTunes Feed?

    create a member system?
  49. I Know Enough To Be Dangerous

  50. Why Have a Side Project?

  51. You’ll Be More Valuable to Companies

  52. You Can Help Other People

  53. Make Great Friends

  54. These Things Make You a Better Designer

  55. Thank You! ttimsmith.com · @ttimsmith