• Chris KalaniChris Kalani, over 6 years ago

    I think really great designers take a more holistic approach to their work; they spend more time understanding the problem, more time asking questions, more time thinking about the "why", maybe even questioning the "why", and more time thinking about how their solution fits into the bigger picture (business & financial goals, metrics, etc.). They'll usually see their work through to the end and follow up on it to ensure it meets their standards.

    Mediocre designers tend to spend way too much time wrapped up in the visual execution. They worry about how good something looks or what other designers may think of their work. They usually don't ask enough questions. They rarely think about the impact their work will have on people who interact with it. And they tend to make up excuses for why their work isn't as good as they want it to be.

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