Hi I'm Marcus and I have a bad case of impostor syndrome.
I've been learning about design for the past 7 months. I just got a new client out of the blue and will be getting £15/hr ($22.50/hr) which I'm pretty damn happy about.
I'm reading books/articles everyday and trying to apply what I'm learning to my designs but most of the time I just feel like I'm moving and text and shapes around to try and make it all look nice and presentable. I don't have any background in graphic design or any skills in terms of drawing and illustrations. I usually work away at my designs and do the best that I can and then I'll need to look at other peoples stuff (usually on Dribbble) to find ways to prettify and inspire my own work. Is that cheating if overly relied on?
Whenever I design something I really enjoy the process and think it looks great at the time, give it a week and I'll look at it again and think it looks boring and basic. So much of the stuff on Dribbble is amazing and so creative so it can be disheartening when looking at my stuff in comparison.
Maybe my confidence will improve the more I keep working at it, I really hope it does. In the meantime do you guys have any advice/tips to help a newbie out. What would help even more would be some advice on how I can improve my designs and become better all round.