2017 Goals

over 6 years ago from , Product Designer

I love this time of year because it lends itself to thinking about the upcoming year and all the potential it has. I started compiling a list of goals I want to accomplish in 2017.

I thought it be interesting to see what everyone else's goals are. What are your personal goals? Career goals? Side hustle goals?


  • Bjarke DaugaardBjarke Daugaard, over 6 years ago

    I plan to finally uncover if designers should learn to code

    47 points
  • Robin RaszkaRobin Raszka, over 6 years ago

    Read more books.

    15 points
  • Lucian .esLucian .es, over 6 years ago


    1. Learn JS
    2. Design & code interactive site
    3. Win Awwwards

    Best, www.Lucian.es

    6 points
    • Jobe Mesko, over 6 years ago

      Nice website, Lucian!

      0 points
    • Sanket ChaudhariSanket Chaudhari, over 6 years ago

      Your website looks great Lucian! :)

      A random question just popped into my head though - and this is not some critique, just pure curiosity - why the waves in your logo and as your section footers? Is there some philosophy involved or is it just a random pattern that you chose?

      I am carrying this portfolio design idea in my head for like two years now (which I have never worked on btw :/) - which involves waves or blue in general - and there is some philosophy involved, hence the curiosity. :)

      0 points
    • Santi FoxSanti Fox, over 6 years ago

      Hopefully someone would love to re-code/co-design my new portfolio santifox.com and win an Awwwards

      0 points
  • Jobe Mesko, over 6 years ago

    After working in-house at an agency since 2009, I spent 6 months backpacking through Asia in 2016 and hope to start my own business in 2017.

    Some immediate goals that come to mind:

    • Learn basic icon design to enhance my products
    • Read through Meng To’s Design+Code from start to finish to get a basic handle on iOS programming in Swift
    • Develop a custom Laravel application for PlayStation gamers in Australia/New Zealand

    On top of that, I’m sure there will be countless other things to learn. For example, Vue.js is a framework I’d love to explore.

    6 points
    • Ale UrrutiaAle Urrutia, over 6 years ago

      Those goals are very good! Remember that you can learn swift with Apple's Playgrounds.

      BTW, I did the same in 2009, a 5 months backpacking trip in Asia and afterwards got a huge retainer that allowed me open my studio. Good luck!

      4 points
  • Jason AmorJason Amor, over 6 years ago

    I need to learn how to cook tbh

    4 points
  • Alex Hazel, over 6 years ago

    Goal for 2017....Stop thinking about time in terms of years. It's an arbitrary abstraction and a dangerous crutch.

    Just get shit done, now. Stop looking for excuses to start something. Execute and learn from mistakes, now.

    Basically, stop procrastinating. Time waits for no one and only results matter.

    And if Shark Tank taught me anything, for every second I waste, someone else in the world is taking advantage of it. And if they are my competition, I am losing.

    3 points
  • Adrian Cunanan, over 6 years ago
    • 16% Body Fat
    • "Learn Design" in 1 Year (designyear.com)
    • Complete Rosetta Stone for Japanese.
    2 points
    • Jason WilliamsJason Williams, over 6 years ago

      Random follow-up. What are you using to measure body fat? One of those fancy new scales? Calipers? Guesstimate?

      0 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 6 years ago
    1 point
  • Cooper McGoodwin, over 6 years ago
    1. learn LaTeX
    2. ship my side project
    3. write 1 blog post (need to start somewhere!)
    1 point
  • Derrick GriggDerrick Grigg, over 6 years ago
    1. run a Spartan race
    2. diversify my consulting business so I'm not dependent on a few large clients
    3. put a better effort into marketing my first product pageproofer.com
    0 points
  • Santi FoxSanti Fox, over 6 years ago

    = Running 15-30min every morning = Learn how to fly my new drone so I can make more $$$ = Refresh my portfolio and find a developer who wants to help and win an award = Start selling my landscape photos = Reach 5k on instagram.com/thesanti = Get a promotion and earn more money = Travel more, so need to save more = Meet more new people and establish new business connections = Start mentoring someone so they can make more money

    0 points
  • Mariusz CieslaMariusz Ciesla, over 6 years ago

    I actually started doing personal OKRs some time last year and I intend to continue. That way I can assign actual numbers to my goals and track them as year progresses. This year I have a bunch of things, including saving up some money to take a couple of months off and focus on my personal projects in 2018, shedding some more weight and writing more. I can highly recommend this.

    0 points
  • Abhijeet SAbhijeet S, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    1-weight loss 2-find new job 3-build my own product

    0 points
  • Christian Seidel, over 6 years ago

    I want to finish one game I've been working on for a long time now and want to start and finish 2-3 more. I want to bring my company forward aswell.

    0 points
  • Jon MyersJon Myers, over 6 years ago

    Create more positive habits I can keep up.

    Ignore the goals and enjoy the journey.

    0 points
  • Mario RocchiMario Rocchi, over 6 years ago

    Checking later :)

    0 points
  • Jimmy OfisiaJimmy Ofisia, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )
    0 points
  • Nicole AydëNicole Aydë, over 6 years ago

    I have a couple of random goals:

    17% body fat Begin a kickstarter campaign Finish up the online course I bought 2 years ago on javascript Push some 365 projects for as long as I can go (drawing, writing, photos) Sign up for that Roth IRA

    0 points
  • M. AppelmanM. Appelman, over 6 years ago
    • Personal: Win more bike races with my team!
    • Career: Redesign and standardize front end framework for MainEvent so our engineers can bang out new things without breaking the UI/UX.
    • Side Hustle: Launch (1/1/17!) and continue to add new interviews to Skate or Bike.
    0 points
  • Austin PriceAustin Price, over 6 years ago
    1. I started a side project a few months back, but took a break for the holidays. I want to get that going again and grow it this year.

    2. My company (small studio) is looking to grow by a few more folks this year.

    3. Get out of the office more/get a more stable work schedule. I've been saying this for awhile, but I'd like for this year to be the year I actually do more than just work all the time.

    0 points
  • Bharani MBharani M, over 6 years ago

    Learn how to draw.

    (If anyone has any recommended books/online resources, do let me know).

    0 points
  • Ale UrrutiaAle Urrutia, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    I would like to learn some java and get some certifications I've been delaying for ages.

    Few weeks ago I wrote my first design related article and I enjoyed it very much so I'd like to keep writing and improving my writing skills along the way.

    0 points