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ADVICE FOR YOUNG DESIGNERS
John C. Jay is the creative mastermind behind
Weiden + Kennedy, possibly the world's most influential
He offers the following advice to young designers. SOURCE
Be authentic. The most powerful asset you have is your individuality, what makes
you unique. Itâ€™s time to stop listening to others on what you should do.
Work harder than anyone else and you will always benefit from the effort.
Get off the computer and connect with real people and culture. Life is visceral.
Constantly improve your craft. Make things with your hands. Innovation in thinking is
Travel as much as you can. It is a humbling and inspiring experience to learn just
how much you donâ€™t know.
Being original is still king, especially in this tech-driven world.
Try not to work for stupid people or you'll soon become one of them.
Instinct and intuition are all-powerful. Learn to trust them.
The Golden Rule actually works. Do good.
If all else fails, No. 2 is the greatest competitive advantage of any career.