The best part of coaching creatives is I have the privilege of talking to designers every day.

I hear many designers talk about passion projects that never get done and about believing things need to be done right or not at all. Designers focus on producing excellent work for clients and feel frustrated when they do not complete their own passion projects that are meaningful and important to their heart and soul.

I held onto the expectation that all my projects (both work and personal) be executed with precise detail — perfectionism at all costs!

In my mind, things were…

How to build a successful career.

I’ve been teaching web design for seven years and working with students for just as long. This is what I know about building a successful design career.

1. Practice, practice, practice.

If you want to develop a skill, practice makes perfect. So to be a successful designer, you must practice, everyday; period. While natural talent plays a role in building a successful career, practice, and a healthy dose of tenacity (and dare I say luck), will get you a long way.

2. Read and keep up-to-date.

Design and technology move so fast that you must keep up-to-date by reading the most current information and following online magazines and websites…

jamie cavanaugh

Coach for Designers + Creatives. Are you at a crossroads in your career? Are you ready to change your life for the better? Contact me!

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