-The Esquire 100 - Zak Timol
The talented creative on the skills that every designer needs, that isn’t actually designing…
A very important aspect of being a designer is patience and trust in your process. Don’t expect an overnight success and don’t aim for that either. If that happens great, if not, your time will come.
You know that feeling you get in your gut? Well, that’s your intuition. Follow it, it’s usually right.
Be prepared for any left field scenarios that seems like you’re in Game of Thrones — both good and bad will come your way, so learn to roll with them.
Maintaining a balance in your professional/personal life is paramount. Even if it is 10 minutes a day, take time to re-centre yourself.
‘Constructive feedback’ can be a body blow, but a key part of being a designer is about how you process that feedback.
If you truly believe in your ideas, they will come to fruition one way or another so long as you believe in yourself.
It’s one thing creating a product or design, but it is another to communicate it to your audience. Whether it is through the language of design or expressing your visions to partners/collaborators it is essential that you are clear.
Hustle hard when you are down and even harder when you are at the top. That may sound like a Jay-Z manifesto, but it isn’t. I promise you, it’s right along those lines.
They say laughter is the best medicine so taking that time to relax with your friends, family or even, y’know, your favourite YouTuber.