I visit Dribbble often to get inspired, but get overwhelmed by their creativity…
How do designers do it? You’ve tried asking them questions but it feels like they’re speaking a different language. And it seems like so most of their design decisions are based on gut feelings which isn’t helpful.
So you pick up a few design books. Surely that will help! When you’re learning a new programming language, the first thing you write is ‘Hello World’. But the design books aren’t practical like that. Sure, they teach you about user experience, typography, colors and usability, but it’s in an abstract way. So at the end of the day you can’t remember it all and you still feel lost.
You open Photoshop and stare at the blank page. You try making rectangles or random shapes but they look weird. And then you compare what you just made with the work on Dribbble and get bummed out. You’ll never be able to create stuff like that!
It’s exhausting. And what do you have to show for all your effort? Zilch, zippo, nothing. You’d gladly start again from scratch if only you knew where that was.
Imagine for a moment that you could learn design. How would that improve your work?
If you were looking to hire a designer and browsing through portfolios you could more effectively judge what was good from what isn’t. And picking the right designer would improve your startups chances of success.
Or maybe you have a job where you regularly interact with designers. If you were good at design, you could confidently walk into meetings with them and have a clear understanding of what they were talking about. You’d be a more well-rounded developer. Or product manager. By speaking the same language as the designers, together you could make a stronger product.
What if you had step by step instructions that you could follow so you always knew where you were in the process?
What if you knew exactly what fonts and colors would make your site design pretty? You could move faster and build with websites confidence.
What if every time you opened Photoshop you knew exactly what to do?
What if you could confidently make a career change to design?
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