It seems like the demand to get more work done (and in less time) is a constant battle. For freelancers, juggling client needs and deadlines can be tough. It can make you question whether it is possible to become a faster, more efficient designer.
After years of working in design, there are so many aspects of the field (or art) that have changed and evolved, but the basics are at the root of everything. A foundation in design theory and a good eye will get you a long way. Soft skills are important as well. Building relationships is one of the parts of design work that often gets overlooked. No matter where you are in your career, it’s fun to look at what formal learning versus on the job learning looks like. How do they compare for you?
The most innovative thing Apple did with their Photo app recently was the addition of a ‘Selfie’ filter. You can find the folder in your Photos app, and yeah, it is filled with Selfies. Apart from that Apple still thinks we use photography as we did it 30 years ago: we go on a trip, take a bunch of photo’s then struggle with how to show our friends these photos when we get back from our trip.