Ex-SYNTAXer and pioneering blogger Roba Assi shares here experience on being initiated in the tricky world of design. Want a real-world, passionate and engaged advice on how to start your design career? Roba gives it away..
Our first few months (or years) on the job are always a little shocking. We discover how the client is always right, even if he or she has no idea what the hell they’re talking about. We come to terms with the fact that design is almost never creative; in fact, creativity is practically frowned upon. We realize that the bulk of what we our jobs entail is detailing and finalization.
I am very lucky that I started out my career in SYNTAX, the best design environment in Jordan. Lina — an amazing designer and one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever known — practically adopted me.
Let me share with you what I learned in my first few years as a design professional, in hopes that it will help you in your first few years as one too.