Design isn’t always Glamorous
But, that’s ok
Being a designer in a highly refined world has a way distracting you with great work. With sites like dribbble & behance showcasing amazing designers from across the globe — working on never ending fantastic projects, it’s easy to think to yourself “My project isn’t glamorous enough to share”.
Design isn’t always glamorous.
Subtle details are the backbone of great projects. Not all of these details are “portfolio quality”. Creating individual files for icons, retouching photos, thinking through interaction states, creating pattern libraries, testing multiple browsers, worrying about software updates, project managing… You get the picture. There’s a certain amount of work that comes with design that’s not “the fun stuff”.
Creating the best logo or a highly polished website comes down to minutia. Is this corner better rounded? Squared off? This font? That font? Italics? Bold? Gaining new work, handling contracts, mounting mock-ups, flying or driving to the location to meet with a client, creating a presentation, delivering files are even less glamorous sometimes. There are a lot of pieces to a puzzle when it comes to design and not all of them are glamorous. But, without those subtle details, a project would be a hollow-shell — incomplete. That’s ok, because the fun parts are what make the mundane details important.