ARTICLE SUMMARY: Design is not for the faint of heart. It is tough, but worth it. And like any other business there are skills that you need to know in order to be successful.

In design the hard skills are the relatively easy part of design and the most talked about. Learning software, design principles, elements are important topics for sure, but, without soft skills you may find it hard to sell your vision.

10 important soft skills for designers” talks of the importance of these skills and how to develop them. A partial list of what’s covered is

  • Communicating Design to Non-Designers
  • Listening, Thoroughly
  • Giving and receiving feedback

Becoming a designer can be tricky. They need the technical skills that designers put endless effort into learning, but design also requires soft skills that are usually developed through practice.

To be a designer you need to be a well rounded individual that is able to work and interact with others. In other words you need soft skills, and this article will help you identify what they are and how to develop them.

This is a great article for new and seasoned designers alike, let us know what you think in the comments.