(Source: The New York Times)
I think it’s a common misconception that being a designer or a person who is creatively making things on a regular basis is something you are born with. You are born with the unique way you see the world, your own taste and style but this doesn’t mean you were just born knowing exactly how to make beautiful things. It’s a learning experience. Every single line, note, texture, melody, impression is a process and it is practice. I have to remind myself of this every now and then. It’s not like “Oh, what I made isn’t beautiful or how I wanted it so it must mean I’m just not a talented designer.” Creativity is something you get better at over time and sometimes you make not so great things, but it’s all teaching you how to get better and make things YOU think are beautiful.