Designers need to stop being the bottoms in client relationships.
Jeffrey Zeldman talks with Mike Monteiro of Mule Design.
“‘There’s nothing interesting happening in client services’ is the new ‘I’m bored with my girlfriend so she must be psychotic.’”
Get the new year off to a positive start.
Being a good designer isn’t about aiming for perfection.
“Never, ever, ever let them call you a ‘creative’. It’s a way to be disenfranchised. You are a designer. It’s not magic, it’s a trade.”
“Meetings may be toxic, but calendars are the superfund sites that allow that toxicity to thrive.”
Don't do everything the client asks you to do.
“A good designer finds an elegant way to put everything you need on a page. A great designer convinces you half that shit is unnecessary.”
“I didn’t get my start by doing free work. I got my start by lying about what I was capable of and then learning how to do it.”
“Presenting is a core design skill.”
Do's and don'ts.
“Stop asking permission to do research on projects. Just do it. Bake the cost into design, which research is.”
“Don’t go on stage to show the audience how smart you are. Go on stage to remind the audience how smart THEY are.”
UX vs. UI of the Presto Hot Dogger.
“Now that we’ve agreed designers should code, can we also agree designers should know how to write?”