- Be curious. Let your curiosity inspire you to learn and grow. You’ll go a long ways if this is your attitude in approaching new projects and technologies.
- Have fun. Continue to play around with designs, getting feedback, and always revising.
- Look at what other awesome designers are doing. Dribbble.com is a great site to find inspiration.
- Steal. Don’t be afraid to rip off ideas wherever you see them. Ok, I say that with a disclaimer. Make sure the final product is your own and is unique enough that it will not be confused with something else.
- Pick a design program and get really comfortable with it. My personal suggestion would be to get used to Photoshop or Illustrator. Either will work fine for web design. I personally use Illustrator, but it’s just because of what I’m used to.
- Read books on the topic. Use Amazon as your friend. I did this when I was learning web design.
- Develop a thick skin. Ask for feedback from those that will actually give it, and let them know up front that you want their honest opinion. Find a few trusted friends that will regularly give you feedback on your work.
6 Tips on Becoming a Better Designer