Monday, August 31, 2015

Walking the Path: Career woes

Illustration by Tammi Heneveld for The Great Discontent

Last week's feature on The Great Discontent is on the pressure make career decisions and what it does to you as an individual.

Do we need to have a decided plan of what we want to do when we go to college? Is it possible to have a satisfying career out of making choices as we walk the path? As a designer who is making a deviation from textiles to the field of gaming, this question often pops into my mind.

Over the years, I've learnt the value to educating myself about the field in which I practice. Knowledge is power, people say, and becoming an expert in a field is also about understanding and evaluating ourselves against all our peers and contemporaries, building strengths, unlearning and adopting new ideas. Yet, I am beginning to think that success comes from a deeply personal space, one that has everything to do with your understanding or who you are and what you are {honestly} prepared to do. So a germ of an idea grew in my head and here it is.. This is my take of how to find yourself and learn to accept your capabilities and embrace your strengths and failures to find that elusive feeling- satisfaction.

However, the TGD team makes a great case for everyone who is out there, debating to take a risk in their career. View their take here

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Freebie: Tips to pixel perfection

A big shout to UsTwo for their recent handbook on how to achieve pixel perfection. Not just a great resource for those entering into user experience, it's got great tips to build skills for great practice as well.  Download the Handbook, which is currently on version 3 here.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Quick dose of inspiration on a quiet day

This strip by Zen pencils is a mood lifter on a quiet day. I am extremely thankful to people like Dr. Kalam who continue to inspire us and help us to put our chaotic lives in perspective. See more of their work here

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Risky business

I loved the feature on this week's emailer from The Great Discontent, an online magazine that I've recently started following. The charming illustration sums up the big question that a lot of people ask when they do something new. Is it worth the risk? Being part of a start up venture myself, taking risks are a constant part of my work. Even the little things need to be thought out over and over again, and it's overwhelming and really easy to lose focus of the reason why we do what we do. Because we find joy and excitement in it.

Read the article here. Hope this makes you feel better!

Illustration by Tammi Heneveld

Illustration by Tammi Heneveld for The Great Discontent