Design until it sucks less; leveling up on design

“Design is easy. All you do is stare at the screen until drops of blood form on your forehead.” — Marty Neumeier

Farm gold and level Up your design skillsI picked the quote above for this post because it’s remarkably similar to my own design process, which I like to think of as “tweak it until it sucks less.” Then I keep on iterating until a deadline looms, squint at it until I can tell myself it looks good enough, launch it, and then feel slightly mortified every time I see it from then on. I know it’s not uncommon to be your own worst critic but even so, a couple of required art classes in college, a lone graphic design class from Parsons, and a whole lot of “on the job experience” is just about the extent of my design education, so it’s past time to level-up. In searching about for the right approach, I’ve found a few good resources that I want to share. Continue reading “Design until it sucks less; leveling up on design”