Posts made in November, 2013


Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome


Posted By on Nov 29, 2013

Imposter Syndrome

Thanks to the glorious world of twitter, I came across an article in Fast Company recently that was all about “imposter syndrome.” It’s not a word that comes up all that frequently and piqued my interest. When I was a young graphic designer, I was absolutely certain that the first studio that I got a job after graduating was going to fire me shortly after I had been hired. I hadn’t done anything terribly wrong, but secretly struggled with being a creative. As a young designer with very little practical experience, my first job in the real world had me feeling anxious.

I would go into work early  every day, and leave late—running off of a level of anxiety that felt like my survival depended upon it. Was it insecurity? Maybe. However, I think it felt more akin to the idea of being an imposter. All through art school I felt like a wanna...

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