Aesthetic sense and talent are raw materials. They amount to nothing without discipline. Education forces you to add skill, discipline and expertise to your talent. And in order to meet project deadlines, you learn to steward your time.
I am a full-time graphic designer/illustrator and part-time design educator, so design thinking is a familiar and routine part of my life.…
…your process of emerging from school into the (design) profession needs to be as carefully framed and designed as any of your projects.
The computer is a tool. Use a pencil instead and you’re still a designer. Having a computer, even if it’s a Macintosh, does not make you a designer.