Your Tools Don’t Define You. But…
Sagi Shrieber

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Sagi. I agree with you that our tools are important for efficiency. And thankfully (as you mentioned), are getting better all the time.

Our systems and tools (although they are trying), still can’t think for us and solve important design/human problems in-and-of themselves.

I really want those just starting out who perhaps can’t afford a decent Mac, Sketch and/or Adobe CC license at this time to not lose heart if they really want to do this. If anyone is passionate and driven enough, nothing (especially the lack of tools) will stop them from learning.

These could even be the ones we desperately need to help solve major problems with future tech that deeply impact the human experience.

The guy in the hero image learned how to play beats so well on buckets, he was invited to perform a halftime show at a big game. There are also a lot of creative folks who possibly can’t afford nice musical instruments making compelling music out of things they find outdoors, or just around the house.

We too (if we are driven enough), can do a whole lot with a whole little if we truly desire.

I believe this mindset of not having the means to start off with the finest tools and systems will only help those appreciate even more the great ones later when they do gain access to them.

While there’s nothing wrong with jumping right in on the latest and greatest cutting edge stuff (I’m complaining because I’m one Sketch update behind), I believe humble beginnings have far greater potential to foster and maintain humble endings.

This ultimately affects the mindset and grit required along the way that have always been, and always will be very difficult to train.

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