Never Stop Learning

Matt Lambert
The Startup
Published in
5 min readAug 18, 2020

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Pile of open, aged books

If you want to be a successful designer, you better be into learning new things. As a designer, you’ll never be bored. When you start out, there are so many fundamentals to learn like theory, color, and print. As you get into building software and apps you need to learn research, code, and product design. This might sound like a ton but don’t let it overwhelm you. It doesn’t all have to be learned in a weekend or even a year. Start with the basics and grow from there as you feel comfortable. You’re entering an industry that will stimulate your mind and allow for continual growth if you grab it!

Technology moves fast

Look at your mobile phone. Now, look at your last mobile phone if you still have it. That older phone probably feels like it’s way older than it really is. Technology moves fast. The best jobs in design today are for tech companies. If you want to keep up, you also have to learn to move fast and keep expanding your experience. Our design tools change, new standards emerge, new mediums are on the horizon. For example, mobile design wasn’t even a thing before the iPhone came out. With a browser on a phone, it opened up a whole new type of responsive design that we had to learn.

Coding is the same

If you can code I’m not telling you anything you don’t know already. The front end is constantly…

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Matt Lambert
The Startup

Experienced designer focused on web3 + Ai projects