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Wether you're a freelance designer, or you're working in-house for a design agency or company, you need to be passionate about what you do. In this presentation I'm trying to help upping your passion ...

Wether you're a freelance designer, or you're working in-house for a design agency or company, you need to be passionate about what you do. In this presentation I'm trying to help upping your passion by a variety of do's and don'ts.

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  • PASSION Build 2009 Tim  Van  Damme  /  @maxvoltar
  • MY MISSION TODAY What I’ll be talking about
  • MY MISSION TODAY Why  should  you  be  more  passionate? How  to  be  more  passionate  about  your  job Tips  on  how  to  share  your  passion ★ With  other  designers ★ With  clients ★ With  the  world
  • WHY? Why should you be more passionate?
  • WHY? You’re  in  for  the  long  run You  get  to  see  the  bigger  picture It  only  gets  easier Higher  quality  work
  • YOU Yes, I’m talking about you!
  • YOU All  work  no  play...
  • YOU All work no play... Side  projects
  • Prettify by  Garrett  Murray
  • Art in my Coffee! by  Jina  Bolton  &  Meagan  Fisher
  • “Ye olde bird” by  Elliot  Jay  Stocks
  • WallSwaps by  Erskine  Design
  • Carbonmade
  • YOU All work no play... Side  projects Redesign  things  just  for  pleasure
  • iTunes Store Redesign
  • YOU All work no play... Side  projects Redesign  things  just  for  pleasure   Do  free  work
  • 24ways
  • YOU All work no play... Side  projects Redesign  things  just  for  pleasure   Do  free  work Earning  something  extra
  • IconShoppe by  Dan  Cederholm
  • YOU All  work  no  play... Push
  • YOU Push Keep  learning ★ New  technologies ★ Stay  on  top  of  new  trends ★ Software Try  to  do  better,  every  day ★ Never  be  satisLied
  • “ You're  doing  something  wrong  if  you  can't   look  at  your  work  from  a  year  ago  and   feel  you  could  have  done  better. Kyle  Meyer
  • YOU Push Keep  learning ★ New  technologies ★ Stay  on  top  of  new  trends ★ Software Try  to  do  better,  every  day ★ Never  be  satisLied ★ What  can  I  improve?
  • YOU All  work  no  play... Push Love/Hate
  • YOU Love/Hate How  to  get  projects  you  love  doing?
  • YOU Love/Hate How  to  get  projects  you  love  doing? Show  off  the  kind  of  projects  you  like Contact  people  who’s  website  you’d  like  to   redesign
  • Atebits
  • YOU Love/Hate How  to  get  projects  you  love  doing? Show  off  projects  you  love  doing Contact  people  who’s  website  you’d  like  to   redesign Specialize ★ A  certain  style ★ A  certain  audience
  • YOU Love/Hate How  to  get  projects  you  love  doing? How  to  work  on  projects  you  don’t  like  doing?
  • YOU Love/Hate How  to  work  on  projects  you  don’t  like  doing? Look  for  little  things  you  can  improve Divide  projects  in  small  bits,  and  attack  one   part  at  a  time Even  boring  projects  pay  your  rent Grow  a  pair
  • YOU Love/Hate How  to  get  projects  you  love  doing? How  to  work  on  projects  you  don’t  like  doing? Forward  projects  you’re  unable  to  accept Allow  yourself  to  be  jealous
  • Brokers Direct by  Sam  Brown
  • Ligature, Loop & Stem by  Luke  Dorny  &  Scott  Boms
  • Bobulate by  Jason  Santa  Maria
  • 31Three by  Jesse  Bennett-­Chamberlain
  • For A Beautiful Web by  Andy  Clarke
  • For A Beautiful Web by  Andy  Clarke
  • LittleSnapper by  Realmac  Software
  • YOU Love/Hate How  to  get  projects  you  love  doing? How  to  work  on  projects  you  don’t  like  doing? Forward  projects  you’re  unable  to  accept Allow  yourself  to  be  jealous
  • YOU All  work  no  play... Push Love/Hate You’re  only  human
  • YOU You’re only human Don’t  wear  a  suit Share  an  ofLice  space
  • 10to1 of:ice
  • YOU You’re only human Don’t  wear  a  suit Share  an  ofLice  space Collaborate The  long  run Prepare  to  fail
  • INTERMEZZO How to eat a banana like a monkey
  • somedirection  on  YouTube
  • OTHER DESIGNERS Sharing passion for design across borders
  • OTHER DESIGNERS Teach
  • OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Local  schools Adult  education Barcamps/Conferences
  • OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Not  only  is  teaching  others  the  right  thing  to  do,   it’s  also  very  satisfying.
  • OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Blog
  • OTHER DESIGNERS Blog Experiences Things  that  fascinate  you Tips  &  tricks Behind  the  scenes  of  projects ...
  • OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Blog Write
  • OTHER DESIGNERS Write For  online  magazines For  print  magazines For  other  blogs
  • OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Blog Write Be  approachable ★ Twitter ★ Email ★ Instant  messaging
  • OTHER DESIGNERS There’s  a  new  generation  of  designers   learning  the  craft  at  school  or  on  their  own  as   we  speak. We  are  responsible  for  them. Let  them  know  they’re  not  alone,  and  that   designers  support  each  other  through  thick   and  thin. The  future  of  webdesign  lies  in  our  hands.
  • CLIENTS Making clients more passionate about you
  • CLIENTS How  do  we  calculate  what  we  charge?
  • WEBSITE
  • WEBSITE = £500? €500? $500? 500
  • PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE
  • WEBSITE = PPP * N
  • 1 PAGE THE REST CREATIVE WORK LABOR
  • WEBSITE = ?
  • CLIENTS How  do  we  calculate  what  we  charge? What  is  possible  with  a  small  budget? What’s  the  importance  of  usability,   accessibility,  user  testing...? Let  them  know  you’re  taking  care  of  their   baby There’s  no  reason  to  work  with  bad  apples
  • OTHERS Friends, family... (non-techies) No,  not  Fucking  Lost.
  • OTHERS Explain  what  you  do  in  a  language  they   understand Give  examples  with  services  they  use   (Facebook,  Gmail...)
  • CONCLUSION Almost done...
  • “ Be  passionate  about  what  you  do.    If   you’re  not  passionate  about  design,  or   development,  do  us  all  a  favor  and  start   doing  something  else.    Passion  can  lead   to  greatness. Noah  Stokes
  • CONCLUSION The  web  is  blooming Everyone’s  able  to  make  a  decent  living Have  passion,  have  fun,  enjoy  the  ride
  • THANK YOU
  • Slides: slideshare.net/maxvoltar Links: delicious.com/maxvoltar/buildconf timvandamme.com “maxvoltar”  on   maxvoltar.com networks  where   madebyelephant.com available. Big  thanks  to  @tomklaasen,  @roanlavery,  @standardistas   (Chris  &  Nicklas),  @sambrown,  @carywood,   @goodonpaper  (Andy  Good),  @andybudd,  @gwenfey...