Today's article still answers the questions in [Ask Everyone] as before, but it will be different. The difference is that it starts with the design theme, but ends with a trivial life.
At first glance, this issue was not intended to be written, because how designers go out of the bottleneck and how to improve their eyesight and technology is still a cliché. No matter what, they can't escape to see, think, and do these three things.
However, after taking a closer look at this problem, I found that the root cause is not a bottleneck period, but a question of direction. University studies graphic design, web design after graduating, and now doing app, but often do graphic. Well, dear, except for the plane that must be done now, do you have any plans for your career in recent years, such as setting a big direction, do plane.
Limited energy, difficult to complete everything
In the past, I always thought that it would be good to have more skills and more software. So I started to learn C4D, AE, hand-painted ... I also went to class to study illustrations, animation, and learned everything at the end, but I didn't master anything.
Now I know that with my limited energy, I cannot do everything. So I made a serious career plan, knew what kind of life I wanted, knew my own characteristics, and followed this logic to find everything I should have, the corresponding skills, suitable work, and colleagues with three perspectives ...
After I pinpointed the direction, I became proficient in this area or even top-notch, and then developed other directions. My design ability will be improved in both depth and breadth, and all these bits and pieces write what I love. It's the story I walked by.
In my writing career, I know exactly where it is going. Even if there are some deviations, it is definitely not an exaggerated contrast.
See more, think more, do more
Let me talk about bottlenecks and depletion of inspiration. Since you say you worked for a period of time, I don't know whether this period is more than one year or more than three years.
Suggested for more than a year:
Be diligent, both hands and brain. At this time, you have work experience, but the accumulated things are not enough, the design process has not formed a system, and many design ideas are not mature enough. Be open to accepting others' opinions and observe how mature designers do. At this time, the most important thing for you is the mentality. There is too much to learn in design, and there are many ways to learn. See design books, tutorials, and communicate with others ...
More than three years of advice:
Broaden your knowledge. Designers who have been designing for more than three years basically have their own set of design methods, but they follow the same steps every day, so they will not have new ideas. You can look at things outside of work.
Here is a short story. Recently, Youshewei Radio has created a new reading and exchange group, because most of them are designers, and more discussions are about design books. One day, a friend said, I want to read life and culture books, I don't want to read design books, just looking at design books is too dry. This is the sentence that woke me up like a dream.
Sometimes focusing too much on one industry can make us lose sight of other worlds.
Give yourself a break and feel things outside of other industries. In the process, you will have a completely new experience. These new elements will stimulate you to generate new ideas.
No matter what stage of the bottleneck you are in, watching, thinking, and doing can help you break through. Think more about design works and design books and recharge yourself; think more and analyze why good designers do it; do more, designing the industry has always considered it to be a “hard work”, and after reviewing my work for a while, I feel that It is good to redo the changes in good places, and then to have talented designers who only have ideas but don't do it.
Get motivation for your job
It's normal for ideas to conflict with the boss, but don't evaluate the boss's decision from your own perspective. If you can, wait until you get to that position first. Try to find a company you like, which can largely offset the feeling of fatigue, lethargy, and even boredom caused by conflict.
To tell a little story, I am a person who lacks self-control, because I am revising and being scolded by my boss. I want to smash the monitor countless times and take away. However, I enjoyed the job and even enjoyed it. So, every time I want to smash the monitor, I look at my shopping list. I still have so many things to buy and buy. If it does n’t work, I ca n’t buy and buy happily. I overcome the exhaustion at work. So try to find motivation for your work.
Most people need to work in this life. In the process, we will encounter bottlenecks, be mad, and collapse, but eventually we will be saved by the sane one. Down-to-earth and clever work will make your efforts more effective.
That ’s all I have for today ’s [question-and-answer] combing. Going back to what I said at the beginning, starting with design and ending with trivial life, the final story is trivial life. The reason why I wrote it is Whether it is the difficulties at work or the trivial matters, they are the life itself, which is what we want to express today.
In our careers, we will all encounter bottlenecks. What we need to do is not to complain about ourselves, but how to solve problems. Speaking here, I am here, but I am not necessarily right.
In your work day after day, forming your own logic, system, values, and outlook on life, then when you encounter a bottleneck or enter a crossroads, you will not be the confused person who does not know where to go.