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Why Designers Need to Be ‘Specialized Generalists’

Being ‘T-shaped’ will make you more effective and more valuable

Illustrations courtesy of the author

Should you be a generalist or a specialist designer?

You don’t have to choose. It turns out neither of them alone is enough. A combination of both makes you more valuable, employable, collaborative, and flexible. A great designer needs to know a…

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Benek Lisefski

Benek Lisefski

I’m a UX/UI designer from Auckland, New Zealand. Writing about freelancing & business for indie designers & creatives at https://solowork.co

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