A very common question I am asked in my Instagram DMs is how did you get started in Design? This is a common natural curiosity from early-stage designers who want to understand if there are any applicable lessons they can apply to their own career path.
And actually, this is not just early-stage designers – we all do this to some extent – we look around at those around us and think to ourselves, if I understood the path they took to their success, I could replicate it too!
Unfortunately, it’s never that easy to duplicate a career path. But what I do like about answering this question is that it can give a bit of an insight into some of the mistakes, risks that paid off, and learnings that I had along the way.