Advice for New Designers

A quick pep talk for those feeling lost or discouraged

Jake Knapp
Aug 26, 2019 · 3 min read

I 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…