"80 Works for Designers": Call for Design Submissions
Four Common-Sense Clauses for Design Contracts

Stop Trying Ritual


  1. Notice you're being too critical of your design on the screen
  2. Move away from your computer and find a nice quiet space
  3. Take out your notebook and draw the first thing you remember this morning after the alarm went off
  4. Write five words that your drawing reminds you about
  5. Draw a fancy chart highlighting the relationships between those five words
  6. Pour yourself the last dregs of coffee and take a slow sip
  7. Focus on your breath
  8. Take the book nearest to you, go to page 34, and copy down the 3rd sentence in the second paragraph next to (or within) the chart
  9. Go back to the computer, print the most recent version of your design, and place your sketchbook next to it
  10. Take at least one element from your notebook and place it into your design


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