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Ah, no this is something I actively avoid doing. I prefer critique to happen as part of a conversation and decisions to be made at the time. If someone isn't in that meeting, then that's just unfortunate.
Getting into a silo is super dangerous so it's great you've sorted it out!
What's an async critique?
I’ve been a designer for over a decade now and have worked remote since 2015. The freedom of working remote brings challenges around collaboration and critique that don't exist when working side-by-side in an office.
This post is a summary of what I think are the key habits and techniques to making critique work when remote.
Hit me up if you have any thoughts, if you want me to clarify anything, or if you've found an issue with the post I need to fix!
Hey Robin, a few scenarios:
Just curious: You meant to say that "About Face" is ridiculously good or bad? I've read mixed reviews about it, so that's why I haven't bought it yet.
I had an awful time reading About Face. That's not to say the contents aren't valuable, just that the way it is written is so verbose and over-academic that it is borderline unreadable.
The book could be half to three quarters of the size and be as valuable.
Thanks Taylor, this is really helpful.
Thanks Jeff! :-)
This is awesome, thanks Kyle!
If you're watching this video and getting angry at the message, think about this: when you're on your deathbed, will you think... 'damn, I'm glad I worked 80 hours a week and barely saw the people I love', or would you look back on that time as lost time?
I fucking guarantee you it'll be the latter.
Work is so unimportant compared to love and happiness. The hustle is bullshit. I've achieved far more by being smart in how I learn and spend my time than I ever did in my years of sleepless nights and ridiculous hours.
Stop pushing yourself so hard. Someone who is happy and not overworked could do a better job in 32 hours, what someone in 50+ hours of overwork could ever manage.
His message is great. It's something every respectable person I know lives by, and something I know a lot of people I respect regret not doing.
You might read this and think, who the hell is Luke Jones? He's not well known or important, but that's fine. I'm cool with that. My Mum doesn't know who Tobias Van Schneider is. She doesn't know who Paul Rand is. She doesn't even know who Steve Jobs is. Don't chase fame or hustle. It's so fucking irrelevant.
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