Writer Terry Lee Stone recently asked 17 top designers one question, “If you could give young designers one piece of career advice what would it be?”
This is what Stefan Bucher had to say:
Almost any situation gets better when you ask yourself this: How can I be most useful right now? — Most useful to your employer, to your client, to the people you care for in your personal life, even to your future self. Asking ‘How can I be most useful right now?’ will get you past too little ambition, past too much ambition, past many interpersonal conflicts, boredom, frustration, and creative block. Sometimes the answer is ‘I can be most useful to everybody — including me — by leaving,’ but usually it’ll lead you to creating better work!
You can read the other 16 on the HOW website.