On behalf of the less experienced among us, I'd like to ask the more seasoned designers of DN first of all what they think makes a good designer and secondly what they do to improve.
Peronsally, I feel out of touch with the industry (I'm a freelancer) and I find it difficult to appreciate the larger picture of how design works and what makes a truly great designer. My development so far has been fueled by trial and error and learning from my mistakes, but also putting a lot of effort into really understanding things (the project I'm working on, the client's company, their industry, audience, etc.) so that I could be in a position to come up with useful solutions.
I (and most likely other less experienced designers) would be greatful to anyone who shares their wisdom.