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Reinvent yourself

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Quick Confidence
With Liv Strawbridge
December 20, 2023
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Prompt #1

Reinvent yourself

As designers, we’re reinventing ourselves all the time. Think about how you’ve changed over the years – to overcome obstacles, adapt and stay relevant in the ever-changing landscape of the design industry, or driven by your personal aspirations and goals for growth.

As the year comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to look at your growth:

Looking back on the year:

  • What were your biggest challenges, and how did you overcome them?
  • In what ways did you step out of your comfort zone and learn?
  • What achievements are you most proud of, and why?
  • How have your priorities shifted during the past year?

Looking towards next year:

  • What new opportunities excite you, and how can you pursue them?
  • What habits can you create to increase productivity and wellbeing?
  • How can you further develop your skills and knowledge?
  • In what ways do you want to grow in the coming year?

I’ve put all of these questions together in a Notion template, so you can go back to it every year and see how you reinvent yourself over time. I’ve also added areas to capture your audience stats so you can see that growth as well. It’s free. Just duplicate it into your own free Notion account.

Get the free ‘Yearly Review’ template

Prompt #2

How Designers Deliver Final Logo Files in 2023

A big thank you to everyone who shared how they send out their final logo files. I found the results pretty interesting and thought you might too.

It's always helpful to see the various approaches designers take. Even if you don't pick up any new tips for your process, at least you'll know you're not alone in your struggles.

I've put the results into an article, breaking down the details from all three questions.

Check out the results here.

Prompt #3

New Tool: Global Brand Database

Do you check for plagiarism before showing your logo concepts to your client? It’s a good idea to do so, to make sure to make sure you haven’t unintentionally infringed on someone else’s work.

In the past, I’ve used Google’s reverse image search (by dragging a jpg into the search input area), but I’ve recently found out about the WIPO database thanks to a reel from James Barnard.

The WIPO database is a global brand database where you can search by brand name, or by brand logo – just upload a jpg of your logo and it will search global trademarked logo designs to check for anything similar.

Check out the WIPO database here.

I’ve added it to my my toolkit for future reference.

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