About OnePixelOut

OnePixelOut is dedicated to helping designers have successful and fulfilling careers.

When I started out as a designer, I found it difficult to learn about how to develop professionally. A lot of the articles that I read were by ‘influential bloggers’ who had never worked as part of a team – they had freelanced since they left college. I was a bit annoyed by the lack of tangible, actionable advice that I could use to become a more skilled designer and grow my career.

I fell into unfortunate roles that included being what we know in the business as a “Photoshop Monkey” – taking copy and images, and making banners and email newsletters. Creatively, it was frustrating. While there were plenty of Photoshop and CSS tutorials around, I couldn’t figure out why some designers got the opportunity to work on exciting projects in great companies, while others did not.

Over the last few years, I’ve spent a lot of time reading up about career development and figuring out how to become a more successful designer. I found out that under all the Sketch Tutorials and Dribbble Shots, there was a hidden layer to what makes some designers successful. I began reading books that were outside the usual designers bookshelf – books by Brian Tracy, Jim Rohan, Tim Ferris and Peter Drucker.

I set up this blog so that I could share what I’ve learned.

There’s more to being a designer than just knowing Photoshop and CSS.

I applied what I learned, and my career started to improve exponentially.

So, in an effort to share what I’ve learned over the years, I started to write about it. I hope you find it interesting, useful or even just entertaining.

I set this blog up to help people, so if you have any questions – you can use the contact page or give me a shout over on Twitter (@onepixelout).

 

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