给年轻设计师的十个忠告

 

 W+K全球执行创意总监John C Jay,给年轻设计师的十个忠告:

1.做真实的自己; 
你所拥有的最大财富就是你自己,它让你独特。是时候不再搭理那些对你指手画脚的人了。
Be authentic. The most powerful asset you have is your individuality, what makes you unique. It’s time to stop listening to others on what you should do.

2.比其他人更加努力,你会一直从中收益;Work harder than anyone else and you will always benefit from the effort.

3.合上电脑,与真实的人和社会接触; 
生命、生活才最实在;
Get off the computer and connect with real people and culture. Life is visceral.

4.坚持给自己充电; 
脚踏实地,自己动手。别让创意留在虚空;
Constantly improve your craft. Make things with your hands. Innovation in thinking is not enough.

5.多多游历; 
这是让自己眼界开阔,更加自知的好经历;
Travel as much as you can. It is a humbling and inspiring experience to learn just how much you don’t know.

6.在这个技术主导的混乱世界里,坚持原创是王道;Being original is still king, especially in this tech-driven, group-grope world.

7.尽量不要跟蠢人工作,否则不久后自己就会被同化;Try not to work for stupid people or you'll soon become one of them.

8.本能和直觉潜力无限,学着相信它;Instinct and intuition are all-powerful. Learn to trust them.

9.金科玉律就是切实工作,把它做好;The Golden Rule actually works. Do good.

10.如果以上所有建议都未能兑现,那么对所有人来说,第二条仍是最棒的优势竞争力; 
If all else fails, No. 2 is the greatest competitive advantage of any career.