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How to choose your design career path?

Product designer’s guide to working in tech

Career perception

For us, designers (or people who work in creative industries) career helps to define who we are as human beings. It’s part of our identity and has an effect on ourselves, our family, as well as our surroundings. Certainly establishing your credibility as a design professional takes time and effort, though for each of us our career path started when we took the first required actions. The painter Vincent van Gogh once put it quite well how intimidating the new start can look like:

You don’t know how paralyzing it is, that stare from a blank canvas that says to the painter, “You can’t do anything.” The canvas has an idiotic stare, and mesmerizes some painters so that they turn into idiots themselves. Many painters are afraid of the blank canvas, but the blank canvas is afraid of the truly passionate painter who dares — and who has once broken the spell of “You can’t.”

But for design practitioners, there is another challenge, which is losing sight of your career goals while spending time on day-to-day work. You may ask yourself, so how do I keep myself motivated, excited, and passionate about my work in design? There is this interesting idea I came across the other day looking for some inspiration on a specialty topic.

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