Single designers in teams, how do you get design mentorship or coaching?

almost 3 years ago from Ravi Agrawal, Product Designer, Front End Developer

  • Jayant RaoJayant Rao, almost 3 years ago

    I've always had this question - Do I work for someone who will mentor me or can I mentor myself?

    My answer has always been - the Internet is a huge platform for learning. It's basically the Lego in your hands, make whatever you want to make. The guide book (Internet) will teach you some tricks but eventually, you will have to use your creativity to build your own blocks of creativity.

    I love community-based websites as people are ALWAYS willing to answer. If you have a question - Post it on DesignerNews, StackExchange(Graphics/UI) or even Web Developer News or even Reddit. Follow HongKiat, Wired, FastCodeDesign, Medium.com; and many other websites out there.

    They are your teachers, mentors, classroom(Udemy), motivation(Gary Vee, books by Ryan Holiday, George Lois) and your life guide(Plato, Socrates).

    I was lucky to have learnt from the best seniors during my internships, university and college. But once I stepped out, I realized that I'm on my own until I find someone who wanted to guide me.

    Hope this answered your question from my perspective.

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