Don’t be fearless
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear."
– Brené Brown
Don't worry about being fearless – just focus on what's more important than fear and go for it. Brené Brown encourages being brave and taking risks, even when fear is there, because it can lead to growth and fulfilment.
Before & After Logos by Louise Fili
There's just something so satisfying about looking at before and after logo examples. If you love this kind of thing too, check out Louise Fili's 'Before & After' page of redesigned logos.
If you haven't heard of her, Louise Fili is a highly accomplished Italian-American graphic designer who has specialised in brand development for food packaging and restaurants for the past 30 years. Her work is beautiful, and her before and after page is an impressive showcase of how she expertly refreshes logos to enhance the overall brand, while still staying true to the essence of the brand.
If you don’t already, why not showcase your before & after logos on your website or social media?
How to conquer your fear of publishing
I’d like to share this week's edition of Justin Welsh’s newsletter with you. In it, he discusses how to conquer your fear of publishing, and while his target audience is solopreneurs, his advice is applicable to designers like us who need to share work and content.
His main point:
No publishing (or sharing your work) = no feedback = no growth
Here are the four steps he suggests you take to help you publish your work with confidence, so you can get the feedback you need to grow as a designer:
- Start small. This will build your confidence and help you start a routine.
- Embrace imperfection. Every piece of content has the potential to succeed or fail. The important thing to remember is that each time you publish something, you'll learn and grow.
- Join a community. Being part of a group can help make things feel less intimidating. Connect with other designers to get feedback and support.
- Celebrate success. Don't forget to celebrate your milestones along the way. Celebrating your achievements will help you stay positive and motivated to keep moving forward.