A designer's perspective.
The past two months at Matchstic, for me personally, have been extremely challenging. Everything felt like a delicate balancing act that could crumble at any moment. Challenging projects, client expectations, my own expectations – everything felt like a struggle. It is only now as I look back, that I’ve come to realize these past two months have been a season of growth.
A couple of things that I’ve walked away with:
- Everyone works with a different ebb and flow, so adapt and adapt more.
- Listen first and empathize. Don’t be quick to speak.
- We are all in the business of coming up with the best solution for the client. Design trends don’t cut it!
- Sometimes when the ideas aren’t coming – walk away and take a break. Do non-design related things.
- Be honest. Saying “no” is okay and encouraged.
- You don’t have to have everything figured out. The future is the future. Stay present.
- Family first and work second.
All these are much easier said than done. I’m still learning but keep reminding myself that adapting to these principles is a win for everyone in the long run. At the end of the day, I’m thankful for these seasons of growth and I’m super grateful to be at a place where we all share these same values.