Sharing Ugly Work as a Designer Feels Like A Sin

Here’s why.

We’ve been conditioned to believe that we must only put our best work forward when it comes to showing up to the public (aka social media).

If it’s not pixel-picture-dropdead perfect, then it shouldn’t live on our grid.

Our lives on social media must be hyper curated to a specific aesthetic.

To that, I say, wrong.

We’re all bound to create something ugly once in a while, whether we like it or not.

This is the natural way of things as a creative professional.

Sharing ugly work as a designer shouldn’t feel bad.

We should get chances to explore, learn, and create for the fun of it instead of for somebody else’s opinion of us. 

So I’ll leave with this. 

Go against every bone in your body that tells you to hide from your less-than-great pieces of work.

Instead, share it.

See what happens.

I promise you it won’t be as bad as you make it out to be in your own head.

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