Good Design makes us feel confident.
It makes us excited to try out a new product or feature.
Good design validates our ideas. It makes our ideas feel more tangible and real. An idea in the head is invisible. But a quick mock-up or sketch, or a well-crafted logo makes the idea come alive.
Good design also gives business owners and employees something to be proud to stand behind and the confidence to go the extra mile (to live up to their brand). And it gives customers confidence that they can trust the brand and be inspired by their values.
In other words, good design is a cycle of improvement—where looking good makes us feel good makes us act well.
And inspires others to step up their game too.
Every time I look at something I design a while ago, I cringe a little at how amateurish it was. We do this all the time—not just with design, but with anything we create. We look at our old work and cringe. Ugh—how embarrassing. But wait, is it? Isn’t the fact that we see our old work as amateur-hour, a sign that we’ve improved since then?
Old work that makes you cringe is a sign of your progression.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing — Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1413
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