Posts made in February, 2015


Advocating For Your Ideas

Advocating For Your Ideas


Posted By on Feb 27, 2015

Advocating For Your Ideas

In art school when you’re involved in making project presentations for critique in front of your professors and peers, you are repeatedly in the position of explaining your thinking and process. It used to be an anxiety induced experience for me because I used to work off of instinct before I knew how to advocate on behalf of my ideas. I wasn’t always sure why I solved a design problem the way that I did, but when enough time had been spent trying to understand, create, iterate and wrap-up a project, then it felt “ready.”

Nowadays, I find that part of my job is to be a full time advocate for ideas. While some clients come to the table with a vision, most don’t. Not only is part of my job to curate designs in a tangible form, but sometimes I have to empower my client to advocate on behalf of a chosen direction. Mostly because in organizations, my point of contact is having to win over others, if I’m not the person presenting my own work. Therefore, it’s not just me...

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