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The Best Thing I Ever Did

The best thing I ever did as a kid who loved to draw was to learn painting, life-drawing, and color theory.

The best thing I ever did as an artist-in-training was to take a course in image retouching with Photoshop.

The best thing I ever did as a Photoshop inductee was to take more design classes in typography, color, grid layout, and packaging.

The best thing I ever did as a junior designer was to understand the complexities of printing.

The best thing I ever did as a designer who understood that design is worthless without a delivery platform was learn the basics of HTML.

The best thing I ever did as someone who could cobble together primitive web pages was practice applying classic design principles to the web.

The best thing I ever did as a web designer was to embrace user experience.

The best thing I ever did as an empathetic interaction designer was to learn back-end development to build actual interactions.

The best thing I ever did as anything was to write about my experience.

The best thing I ever did as a writer was to learn how to write better.

The best thing I ever did as a slightly better writer was to broaden my thinking about marketing and branding.

The best thing I ever did as someone who understood the simultaneous value of content and marketing gravitas was to cross those streams.

The best thing I ever did as a content and brand strategist was to apply the knowledge culled from the long path it’s taken to get here.

The best thing I did today was assume nothing.

commentary + criticism

Cal

wrote the following on Wednesday February 27, 2013

The best thing I ever did today was read this post and learn that having done the best will lead to doing the best you can on improving! Great post!

Kylie

wrote the following on Friday March 15, 2013

Wonderful post :) I’m reminded that I’ve always got further to go…

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