How to Improve Your Design Skills

How to Improve Your Design Skills

Wed Jun 9, 2021 | 2 Mins Read | Ulrich Gero

Whoever you’re, beginner or expert, improving your design skills is something you much dedicate a little amount of time everyday of even every week

Whoever you’re a beginner or expert, improving your design skills is something you much dedicate a little amount of time every day or even every week. Big companies are making changes on how we interact with users so to stay in the trend, we as a designer, much follow their trend and update our skills. Here’s some recommendation you can use to stay update and especially improve your design skills.

  • Follow Designers like You: Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube are the best place to go to follow creative people like you. They are always trying to improve themselves too by doing something new like designing a mobile app, Saas user interface, and many more. Don’t forget to browse through Dribbble or Behance, designers are doing things there too.
  • Subscribe to Design Blogs: Another way to be a better Designer, especially a UI designer is to subscribe to the blogs of famous companies, or even just blogs of websites like Dribble, Behance.
  • See what’s trending Every week or month, there’s a trending about specific design tools, design systems, or even how to design a better Saas Landing Page for example. You need to follow a theme, they will help you to understand or discover something new.
  • Take Online Challenges: They are plenty of design magazine & simple website around there offering a challenge every week or month and the best way to improve your self is to participate at one of them.
  • Master Your Tool: Learn how to use your design tool is another way to improve yourself. It doesn’t matter if it’s Figma, AdobeXD, Sketch,
  • Learn From Your Mistake: It’s not easy to figure out where you made a bad design or not but by asking people like you about your design, you will get good feedback to improve your design.
  • Take a Break: Don’t stay on your computer all day trying to make something very cool, It’s okay to take a break. Go outside, go walking and recharge your energy, it will help you.
  • Think Like The User: Ask yourself if the project you’re working, as a user you will use it or if for example, the color combination is useful.

That’s it. Don’t forget to share with your friends or tell me what you think about it.

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