Time can teach you many things books and courses can't.

Here are 6 things I wish I knew when I started my design career πŸ‘‡πŸΌ
1) Likes don't measure quality

When I first started posting my UIs online, they'd get only a few likes.

I thought I'm a bad designer. The truth was that my reach was simply very low.

I also realized that likes don't measure the quality of my design.
2) UI Designers should learn UX

At first, I wanted to be a "just" UI Designer. The UX side didn't really interest me that much.

After some time, I realized that UI Designers influence UX too. These two terms (UI and UX) shouldn't be separated.
3) Age isn't a barrier

I was 17 when I started designing. When I was meeting with clients, I'd be afraid that my young age and appearance were a barrier to charging high prices.

I was wrong.
4) Education is crucial

I turned down college to pursue my career as a designer. I thought I will "learn by doing".

While I am doing that, I realized that reading design books and watching courses is absolutely essential for my growth.
5) Charging more isn't just about being better

You don't need to be an expert to justify high prices.

You need to show the impact of your work to justify high prices.
6) Health is everything

When I started designing, my passion for it was at an all-time high.

Because of that, I used to pull all-nighters and neglect exercise just to work and practice.

Even though I have good memories from that time, I wish I prioritized my health more.
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