Advice for New Designers

A quick pep talk for those feeling lost or discouraged

Jake Knapp
Modus
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3 min readAug 26, 2019

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II just moved back to Seattle after eight years in San Francisco. It feels really great to be home. And it reminds me that I’ve been a designer for a while.

In Seattle, phantoms of my earlier life are everywhere. The University of Washington campus, where I stubbornly majored in painting, while slowly…

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Jake Knapp
Modus
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Writer, designer, person. Author of SPRINT and MAKE TIME. Co-founder of character.vc. More at jakeknapp.com.