ARTICLE SUMMARY: Design is a hard business, if it was easy everyone would be doing it. Like any business, as time goes on you develop a business philosophy, a code of conduct that you have developed for yourself that you live by. These are known as our maxims.

WHAT ARE YOUR DESIGN MAXIMS?” is an article by Matt Owens looking back over his career as a designer and giving us the benefit of what he has learned over the years. The topics he covers every designer should at least give some consideration to, things like

  • The ability to write and articulate your creative thinking is critical
  • Solitude and collaboration need one another
  • Good taste is very hard to teach and even harder to master

The above list is just the beginning of all that Matt Owens talks about in this article. His belief is that as we gain experience it is our responsibility to help the younger generation coming up in the business by passing on the benefits of our experience, what better way than in an article like this.

There is something in here for everyone, whether you’re a new or a seasoned designer this article is well worth reading..

Give it a shot and let us know what you think in the comments.