How can I develop my "design eye"?

over 3 years ago from Taj Royer, We designer

  • Jennifer Nguyen, over 3 years ago

    I graduated from UCSD in Cognitive Science w/Human Computer Interactions (a fancier way of saying User Experience Design). And even in that program, they didn't teach us much on the visual side of things, we were focused on research and interaction design. So I didn't know how to use Photoshop and any general guidelines for graphics and colors.

    What really helped me develop my design eye was taking jobs that forced me to focus on visual design. To work at places where my colleagues were really good at visual design, and they taught me a lot.

    Sure you can self teach yourself or do side projects, but I learn best with face to face training/feedback. My greatest mentor was a Senior Designer at an agency, he would always critique my work and give me tips. I highly recommend working alongside a strong designer.

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