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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 by a variety of do's and don'ts.

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  • Build 2009 - Passion

    1. 1. PASSION Build 2009 Tim  Van  Damme  /  @maxvoltar
    2. 2. MY MISSION TODAY What I’ll be talking about
    3. 3. 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
    4. 4. WHY? Why should you be more passionate?
    5. 5. WHY? You’re  in  for  the  long  run You  get  to  see  the  bigger  picture It  only  gets  easier Higher  quality  work
    6. 6. YOU Yes, I’m talking about you!
    7. 7. YOU All  work  no  play...
    8. 8. YOU All work no play... Side  projects
    9. 9. Prettify by  Garrett  Murray
    10. 10. Art in my Coffee! by  Jina  Bolton  &  Meagan  Fisher
    11. 11. “Ye olde bird” by  Elliot  Jay  Stocks
    12. 12. WallSwaps by  Erskine  Design
    13. 13. Carbonmade
    14. 14. YOU All work no play... Side  projects Redesign  things  just  for  pleasure
    15. 15. iTunes Store Redesign
    16. 16. YOU All work no play... Side  projects Redesign  things  just  for  pleasure   Do  free  work
    17. 17. 24ways
    18. 18. YOU All work no play... Side  projects Redesign  things  just  for  pleasure   Do  free  work Earning  something  extra
    19. 19. IconShoppe by  Dan  Cederholm
    20. 20. YOU All  work  no  play... Push
    21. 21. YOU Push Keep  learning ★ New  technologies ★ Stay  on  top  of  new  trends ★ Software Try  to  do  better,  every  day ★ Never  be  satisLied
    22. 22. “ 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
    23. 23. 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?
    24. 24. YOU All  work  no  play... Push Love/Hate
    25. 25. YOU Love/Hate How  to  get  projects  you  love  doing?
    26. 26. 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
    27. 27. Atebits
    28. 28. 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
    29. 29. YOU Love/Hate How  to  get  projects  you  love  doing? How  to  work  on  projects  you  don’t  like  doing?
    30. 30. 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
    31. 31. 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
    32. 32. Brokers Direct by  Sam  Brown
    33. 33. Ligature, Loop & Stem by  Luke  Dorny  &  Scott  Boms
    34. 34. Bobulate by  Jason  Santa  Maria
    35. 35. 31Three by  Jesse  Bennett-­Chamberlain
    36. 36. For A Beautiful Web by  Andy  Clarke
    37. 37. For A Beautiful Web by  Andy  Clarke
    38. 38. LittleSnapper by  Realmac  Software
    39. 39. 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
    40. 40. YOU All  work  no  play... Push Love/Hate You’re  only  human
    41. 41. YOU You’re only human Don’t  wear  a  suit Share  an  ofLice  space
    42. 42. 10to1 of:ice
    43. 43. YOU You’re only human Don’t  wear  a  suit Share  an  ofLice  space Collaborate The  long  run Prepare  to  fail
    44. 44. INTERMEZZO How to eat a banana like a monkey
    45. 45. somedirection  on  YouTube
    46. 46. OTHER DESIGNERS Sharing passion for design across borders
    47. 47. OTHER DESIGNERS Teach
    48. 48. OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Local  schools Adult  education Barcamps/Conferences
    49. 49. OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Not  only  is  teaching  others  the  right  thing  to  do,   it’s  also  very  satisfying.
    50. 50. OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Blog
    51. 51. OTHER DESIGNERS Blog Experiences Things  that  fascinate  you Tips  &  tricks Behind  the  scenes  of  projects ...
    52. 52. OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Blog Write
    53. 53. OTHER DESIGNERS Write For  online  magazines For  print  magazines For  other  blogs
    54. 54. OTHER DESIGNERS Teach Blog Write Be  approachable ★ Twitter ★ Email ★ Instant  messaging
    55. 55. 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.
    56. 56. CLIENTS Making clients more passionate about you
    57. 57. CLIENTS How  do  we  calculate  what  we  charge?
    58. 58. WEBSITE
    59. 59. WEBSITE = £500? €500? $500? 500
    60. 60. PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE
    61. 61. WEBSITE = PPP * N
    62. 62. 1 PAGE THE REST CREATIVE WORK LABOR
    63. 63. WEBSITE = ?
    64. 64. 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
    65. 65. OTHERS Friends, family... (non-techies) No,  not  Fucking  Lost.
    66. 66. OTHERS Explain  what  you  do  in  a  language  they   understand Give  examples  with  services  they  use   (Facebook,  Gmail...)
    67. 67. CONCLUSION Almost done...
    68. 68. “ 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
    69. 69. CONCLUSION The  web  is  blooming Everyone’s  able  to  make  a  decent  living Have  passion,  have  fun,  enjoy  the  ride
    70. 70. THANK YOU
    71. 71. 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...

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