What Kind of Design Work Should I do?
A Flow Chart for Designers
(Actually, you probably didn’t think that, because it states very clearly in the title this is a flow chart.)
The making of was a bit of a disaster as my very small notebook and my very bad handwriting conspired to make my sketches completely incomprehensible to everyone including myself.
Thankfully, I discovered a fairy godmother in the form of Omnigraffle which gave my flow chart the good ol’ Cinderella treatment.
I get asked all the time by designers What project should I take on?/Where should I work?/What should my career look like? for which I usually give a woefully inadequate 2-minute answer. This chart is an attempt to better illustrate what I always end up wishing I could convey. I hope some of you find it useful.