Design Exchange Boston

This morning I had a chance to stop by a breakfast roundtable as part of Design Exchange Boston, a series of events taking place this week celebrating design.

design exchange boston // union jack creative

This morning’s session focused on design as a career, but the wisdom panelists shared was relevant beyond landing a job. Some favorites:

  • As a designer, if you’re humble, you’re a martyr.
  • Start anywhere, fail early, explore everything.
  • If you design your process around an outcome you have in mind, you’ll only get to where you’ve been before.
  • What you design is not for you; don’t assume everyone is like you.
  • Every step backward is an opportunity to take two steps in another direction.
  • Don’t work in a vacuum—reach out, share constantly.
  • Know what you don’t know.
  • If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.
  • Don’t debate your resume—create more.
  • Say thank you.


Thank you Check out the full schedule for DxB, running through Sunday, to see if anything strikes your fancy! What’s the best career advice you’ve heard lately?

image credit: Union Jack Creative

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