Articles by Lisha Dai
- 10 Signs Indicate You Are a Senior Designer
Lisha outlines 10 signs that indicate when a designer has become more senior. She notes that more experienced designers understand why certain projects need to be done and are able to say no when a project does not seem impactful. They recognize that building good relationships and understanding stakeholder needs are important for success, as failing to involve a key stakeholder early can cause a project to fail. The ability to evaluate what problems need solving versus just adding features is another sign of increasing experience.
- 5 Things You Can Do to Boost Your Creativity
Lisha provides 5 tips for boosting creativity from Austin Kleon's book "Steal Like an Artist." She recommends stealing inspirations from everywhere by researching widely and taking notes. Artists should also spend time experimenting freely and using constraints to find new ideas. Maintaining both digital and analog workstations can aid creativity as well. The tips suggest viewing the world as a place of inspiration rather than ownership to apply ideas in new ways.