“Hmm, I’m *not sure* about those colours…”
“Why didn’t we centre the text?”
“Can we try
blah blah?! I really like that!”
Me: … (I thought I’d already finished the design…)
Even though I always dreamed to be a designer from childhood, I never expected the that I would encounter so many situations like this. Design reviews were all about what someone else liked.
Seriously, what kind of designer would imagine a good design to be defined by
the likes and hates of other people, who themselves hadn’t made any effort to understand
typography? Sadly, this was a…
I was crazy about graphic design when I was young. Every night after school, I stayed up until dawn to draw something with Photoshop. I made my own comic books, websites, and organised social events. No wonder I failed my first university exam. But it was fun!
In contrast with my early passion, the sparkles in my heart faded away once I started to work as a designer. I felt so tired from all those links people were sharing for me to look at. I was sick of hearing about yet another tool for designers. …
Since I started my UX/UI design career, the biggest challenge I had was that my designs weren’t going to be the final design without a developer’s touch. Ironically, the quality of design was up to a developer’s design skills, not mine. All I could do was to help them by providing descriptive spec guidelines.
Those spec guides! They were so hard to update and often turned out to be incorrect. Even worse, a perfect guide didn’t guarantee a perfect implementation. It was still up to a developer’s interpretation of design.
Mathematics was frustrating. When I was young it seemed to be pointless to spend too much time on solving mathematical problems whilst you have so many other things to do!
When I was a university student, I took an interactive art class where they taught me how to be a creative artist by writing code with Processing. From one of the examples, I found gorgeous art created by Marius Watz (he is my idol since then).
Warning, this contains an overdose of beautiful amazingness.