How to become a better designer!

In the Short term, one should focus on the following things

1. Make yourself aware that it will take time. After you have completed the design, check if you can design better. If yes, repeat.

Becoming a better designer takes time. You need to learn the skills that are relevant to your industry. It would help if you practiced making decisions and following through on them.

2. Share your work, and don't get offended by initial feedback.

There is always room for improvement in design. Just like anyone else, you need to put in the effort to get better. The question is: what type of effort? That's up to you. If you want to get better as a designer, one of the best things you can do is to get involved in design groups and communities where others are learning and growing.

3. All advice you will receive will be good in some particular context. It might be wrong in another context.

When problem-solving, people always look at the worst-case scenario. So when you start, especially as a beginner or a newbie, you should imagine all the ways any advice you receive could go wrong — and then start thinking about the pros and cons of it.

4. Design is more than Colors and Shapes. Understand it.

What are Designers' skills? Just like a musician or an artist, a designer requires specific skills to create beautiful things that people want to buy. Design is more than Colors and Shapes. A good design contains underlying thoughts/ideas/thoughts that can be applied to almost anything. A designer thinks in units of size, color, contrast, and motion. A good illustrator uses perspective and shapes to communicate their message effectively. A programmer cares about logic and consistency in their designs.

5. Master 1 or 2 tools. I would recommend Figma(vector) and Photoshop(raster).

Becoming a better designer requires 1 or 2 tools: Figma(diagram) and Photoshop(raster). Figma (figma.io) is a free open-source online tool to create 2D vectors.

6. Pay massive attention to Typography, layouts, colors, white-space, context.

There is a huge amount of information out there on web design, but how can you understand how the different elements interact? A good starting point is to Learn Typography, Layouts, Colors, White-Space. You can use this information to help create a layout that showcases your work in a visually appealing manner.

For the Long-term, you can focus on Nature

Try to imitate nature. Nature is the best designer. If you think magenta and yellow don't go together, ask nature (birds and flowers) you will see how beautiful they look.

If you think asymmetric design doesn't look good. Observe nature.

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