Do You Have What It Takes?
When I (Maria) got my first design job, I wasn’t confident in my skills. I had dreamed of one day becoming a designer, but I wasn’t confident in myself.
I suffered from impostor syndrome which is common for people starting in a new field.
Here’s how you can defeat impostor syndrome…
DO THE WORK. The more I practiced, the more confidence I gained.
LOVE YOUR WORK. It’s much easier to practice something when you love what you do.
PERSEVERE. Many nights I would stay up late to practice my skills so I could grow.
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH EXPERTS: I found mentors who helped me grow.
BELIEVE YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES. I believed that I had the potential to be a world-class designer.