Companies like Apple are making design impossible for startups to ignore. Startups like Path, Airbnb, Square, and Massive Health have design at the core of their business, and they’re doing phenomenal work. But what is ‘design’ actually? Is it a logo? A Wordpress theme? An innovative UI?
One of the pitfalls of being a freelancer is the amount of time you spend sitting around contemplating your own existence between jobs. Downtime is, after all, the enemy of success. About three times a year, usually during a slow period, I get seized by a panic attack that I’m not achieving enough – if you’re standing still, you’re going backwards.
my fucking life. whenever i’m not buried in work, i almost always despair over how unsuccessful i am and how everyone else is surpassing me. it’s nice to know i’m not the only one who (probably needlessly) beats his/herself up over this.