Is it better to be a specialist or a generalist designer?

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Is it better to be a specialist or a generalist designer?

The starter of a new year makes us reflect on what we plan to do next, personally and professionally.
In my case, I decided to go back to school and to find a new job. My previous contract wasn’t renewed, so I need to get back out there and sell myself as a designer. But how do I do that exactly? Should I keep pushing towards being the best generalist designer that I can be or do I need to specialize in a particular field?
What’s the difference between a generalist and a specialist designer and how do we chose between them?

Are you the only designer in your company?

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Are you the only designer in your company?

You applied for a job that fits you like a glove, and you feel like you can do great things for the company while growing as a professional. The only thing that’s making you unsure is being the only designer there.

Some time goes by, and you start to feel the pressure, while the imposter syndrome kicks in. How do you manage to be the only designer in your workplace without losing your shit?

Dealing with Imposter Syndrome before it gets a lot worse

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Dealing with Imposter Syndrome before it gets a lot worse

I’m at that point in my career where I have mixed feelings about being the only designer in my company: most of the days I love it, but sometimes I feel like an imposter. It might look like I have everything under control, but in reality, I feel like I’m constantly failing and every new task leaves me more anxious. There are times where it gets so bad that I even question if I really should be doing this, especially without “proper” design education.

Can I call myself a designer? Based on which criteria?

3%: The alarming number in the creative industry

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3%: The alarming number in the creative industry

March is all about celebrating powerful and brilliant women, this month I’m doing exactly that: I’ll tell you all about different women and their non-conforming attitudes.

Today’s post is about a number how that number changed a woman perspective on things and got her to initiate something new.