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How to stay inspired

Before starting up, I worked at a number of design agencies in the UK and Europe. In that time I’ve designed a lot of logos and built many websites. One of the biggest challenges for any designer is creating a large volume of work that is unique to each customer.

Photo of indoor wall climbing.
Photo of muddy running kit.
Photo of cooking spices draw.

How we stay inspired

  1. Work on something you care about.
  2. Share designs early and often. Insist on feedback. Be brave, make decisions. Every project needs a sense of progress.
  3. Briefly browse Dribbble and Pinterest each morning.
  4. Frequently make time to read books, blogs and newsletters.
  5. Occasionally attend conferences and meetups.
  6. Periodically take time out. Run, walk, cycle, swim, cook, party, travel. Do something that gets you away from your desk. New ideas come from new life experiences.

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Published by Karsten Rowe

Karsten is a product design manager, with over 15 years of industry history. Based in San Francisco. Focused on teams, UI, UX, and design systems.

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