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    Why consistent writing makes you a better designer

    February 18, 2020

    Writing is such a valuable skill. In this article by Eugen Eşanu, he outlines several ways writing helps you think and learn, enhances your chances of success, contributes to your personal development, and strengthens your relationships with other people.

    To write about something, you have to be inspired. To be inspired you have to read, listen, talk to others, or think first. Many creators and inventors consume inspiration from all sources before they create or write something. Whether it’s going to a museum, visiting a new city, meeting people, listening to a podcast or presentation, you have to consume first and then create.

    Frank Chimero on design criticism

    June 10, 2018

    This is an exceptional list of tips & techniques for productive design criticism by Frank Chimero. I learned some of these points in practice in design school, but it’s helpful to remind ourselves of smart ways to conduct and respond to critique, primarily when working in a team.

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    Everything Easy is Hard Again by Frank Chimero

    March 7, 2018

    This essay by Frank Chimero is the smartest thing I’ve read about the web recently. In it, he argues “the web needs pockets of slowness and thoughtfulness as its reach and power continues to increase.” I found it fascinating to read his early experiences of learning how to write markup by reading it. As someone who is passionate about all things web, I hope that this essay inspires the current generation of web designers and developers to keep their work legible for younger designers like myself to learn.


    Designers who play with words

    January 29, 2018

    Lovely article on the importance of writing in the design process.

    Austin Kleon on daily blogging

    December 1, 2017

    This post by writer and artist Austin Kleon makes me want to get into a more routine blogging habit.


    John Maeda on writing

    March 19, 2017

    Executive John Maeda argues that code is not the only important skill for designers to have moving forward.


    7 ways writing improves creativity

    January 24, 2017

    If you aren’t writing, this article lists many great reasons why you should be. I believe design and writing go hand-in-hand, and I know for one practicing this blog has helped me reflect on my interests and become a better designer in the process.