Engage Enthusiastically

The “E” element in my alphabetic mnemonic list for successfully practicing design is: Engage Enthusiastically. Are you enthusiastically engaged and passionately sharing the work you are doing? If you’re not feeling fully engaged in your work, and you’re not enthusiastically…


Practice Passionately

The “P” element in my alphabetic mnemonic list for successfully practicing design is: Practice Passionately. When you are “in the zone” of your craft, you feel it, and others do too. Cultivate it. If you’re not engaged in what you’re doing, no one else will be either. If you’re…


Yearning isn't enough

The “Y” element in my alphabetic mnemonic list for successfully practicing design is: Yearning Isn’t Enough. Yearning for the perfect design opportunity is like waiting for the perfect lover. A college education opens worlds of possibilities and inspires a yearning for realizing…