Next P&N serie: Roles in our designer life

A new month and a new topic…

This is a topic you all may be interested in – I was overwhelmed by it when I thoroughly thought it through. It is something we tend to underestimate in the beginning of designing and we soon grow to be afraid of (but there is help!):

“I thought I just would have to knit and write patterns.” Yeah, we all know there is more to designing than that. Which roles do you play in your business? Which do you love best and which roles do you (want to)  outsource?

We are wearing so many different “hats” of roles in our private life and business life.

We will be talking about hats we do not want to miss, hats we have to wear, hats we love and hats we want to stomp on.



photo credit: susanne anette via photopin cc

Feel free to comment and tell us more about your “hats” and how you wear them :)!

Release week:  7 | 2014






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4 Responses to Next P&N serie: Roles in our designer life

  1. ekaterin4luv 10. February 2014 at 15:26 #

    sturdy back?
    the idiot that opens the office in the morning – somehow nobody else is willing to be there that early.
    The thing is, I can’t say no and I often want to (or want to slap myself silly after I said yes), and sometimes I even don’t want to say no, but at the same time I know that it would be better to say no.

    With beeing creative, I love to be seen as creative, and the (admittedly rather vague) ideas are running wild, but most of the time I’m rather lazy and let them get away from me. So I’m content to dream about it.

    • kati
      kati 12. February 2014 at 14:04 #

      Oh yes, a sturdy back! I would love to have one, too… Saying No to the flood of ideas would be much better. More time for concentrating on the important things. Would be better for my pattern writing as well. I need a new hat: the “I can say ‘No.'”-hat.

  2. Katja 12. February 2014 at 13:51 #

    Spontaneously, this reminds me to one of my favorite creativity techniques: “Six Thinking Hats” developed by Edward de Bono. This method s(t)imulates diversification by
    considering various points of view at the same time:

    • kati
      kati 12. February 2014 at 13:59 #

      Me, too. It is an easy and successful method! I love to use it anywhere I can: All my designer roles are different hats: the Publisher, the Layouter, the Creative Thinker, the Writer, the Editor, the Photographer, the Social Media Freak. Anytime I feel confused I focus on the currently needed “hat” and his abilities and goals. :)

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