Tips for junior designers
Tips for designers
The process feels mechanical and clumsy at first. Over time, the distinction between idea and iteration will become blurred. Ultimately the two become one. So go deeper. Stop wasting time expanding your ideas, even if you're sure they're perfect or useless.
At some point in your career you'll meet an awkward piety who wants to know why every pixel is where you put it. You should be able to formulate an answer for that person, yes, for every pixel. What does this rule do? But why here? Why that color? Why that thickness? “It looks better” won't be enough. You need a reason that explains hierarchy, balance, gestalt, in other words ways of saying “it looks better”. But ways that assure stakeholders that you understand the basics of your profession. Also make sure you can explain which alternatives you rejected and why.
Ready for the next step?