Last week, we asked our designers, if you could give one bit of advice to a new designer, what would it be? The responses were some of the best bits of advice an experienced designer can give to an up-and-coming new designer. These are the tips they don’t teach in design school, and we’d like to share our favorites with you below.

• Learn the rules of typography before you break them.

• Start small, grow big. Have patience and faith in your work. And be original.

• Get yourself involved into the community as MUCH as possible, and be nice to EVERYONE 🙂 It can often be a case of ‘who you know’ when looking for work.

• Never allow someone that’s not a designer or your client to tell you what to do. You’re the professional!

• Be creative, and do not copy other designs.

• K.I.S.S – Keep It Simple Stupid 🙂

• Space is just as important as content!

• Search-Read-Observe people and the world – be open to taking risks.

• Be you, like no other.

• Don’t to be so serious, you’re an artist!

• Admit and realize that creativity has no barriers and limits.

• Time management is a must and is essential for a normal person to become a DESIGNER.

• Defend yourself and be confident. A designer has to speak up for themselves and prove that they can deliver good artwork.

• See the work of other professional designers to widen your imagination. Learn tutorials from the net, but don’t just copy it! Read it, then try to do it in a different way.

• Be Original…Design from your HEART, MIND, & SOUL

Do YOU have a single bit of advice to share with a new designer? Tell us about it in the comments!