Gaining respect takes time. If you are early in your career and learning how to do various parts of your job, it may take a while for you to really feel the kind of confidence and deliver the quality of work that helps generate respect. And sometimes you might knowingly opt into a scenario where your skills may not be well understood, at least initially. At various points, I’ve taken on roles where I knew part of the job was to grow respect for design within the cross-functional team and company culture. That can be an exciting challenge — though after a reasonable period of time, you want to see that respect and recognition grow.