A lot of my career has been improvement through just doing my job. While it HAS made me a better designer, sometimes improvement feels accidental rather than intentional.
I'm trying to be more intentional this year and set realistic goals.
Can anyone share any specific examples of goals they have set for themselves? Were they helpful? Hard? Realistic/unrealistic? How would you have changed things?
Some topics I'm considering:
- Finding opportunities and formats for collaboration, brainstorming, etc.
- Developing a habit of analyzing other designs in the wild, what worked well, what didn't, pulling learnings from them
- More experimentation and side projects
- Improving public speaking and presentation format
Any help or tips on areas to investigate or prioritize would be really helpful!