A recent blog post from Laurel Black, Too Old To Be A Designer, generated an avalanche of comments which clearly struck a nerve.
Amongst the comments were lots of tips and suggestions. Here are a few from Laurel’s round up of the comments:
- Go after higher-level projects that require a level of experience and insight that younger designers can’t really bring.
- Rely on our more highly developed listening skills.
- Cultivate a positive attitude and remember our advantages.
- Project confidence, and know the difference between that and arrogance.
- Keep up with trends in all forms of design (not just our own).
- Value our history, experiences and hard-won skills.
- Volunteer as a great way to build up a portfolio and experience.
What would you add?
BTW: Laurel will be leading a Breakfast Roundtable on this topic at the Creative Freelancer Conference, June 23-24 in Chicago. It’s not too late to register.