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Turning Luck Into a Skill: Get Great Design Opportunities Now
In my first year of design school,
Great students were going to the best design companies for internships or jobs.
I remember my classmates saying “Oh they are so lucky!”
They went to work internationally such as Nike in Portland, Louis Vuitton in Paris, Toyota in Tokyo, Adidas in Germany…
Students who started like us traveled all around the world to do the job we love to Design amazing products!
Yes, they are lucky!
However, it is not all due to chance. They deserve it.
They knew how to cultivate the Law of attraction.
Gary Player once said:
“The more I practice the luckier I get.”
I like to think that way too.
It means we have control of our destiny.
If we put in the work, we mechanically attract Luck.
The 2 teams: Lucky/Unlucky
There are basically 2 teams in the world:
- Team A: The unlucky – who never meet opportunities.
- Team B: The lucky – who meet great opportunities.
Of course, nobody wants to be in team A of the unlucky in life.
But most people are part of it without knowing.
Let’s see why.
- Team A is the one who waits.
Wait passively for an opportunity to come to start doing something.
- Team B is the proactive one.
Practice, learn, and train till the opportunity come.
And that day, (which often comes sooner than expected) – they will be ready enough to grab their chance.
While Team A is looking at the “train of luck” passing in front.
Team B prints its own ticket to take the “train of luck”.
We don’t know its schedule though.
But we know it will come on our way.
(Internship, job, networking, project, recommendation, promotion, working in a foreign country…).
Make a change with Discipline
The good news is anyone from Team A can join Team B.
My recommendation is to feed your passion with discipline.
Discipline sounds like a tough word.
Like if we were forced to work. But the trick is this.
As an upcoming designer, you are a passionate person.
Focus on that passion that burns inside you.
Instead of telling yourself: “I will glue myself on the chair to work”
Replace the word “Work” by “Enjoy”
Keep playing, learning, strengthening your skills
like you would do in a video game!
When it will be time to save the princess,
you’ll be strong enough to save her. (i.e. Zelda)
Remember, nobody can make your design portfolio for you.
I know how much you are eager of joining your design dream company.
It may seem like a long way to go.
And it may be frustrating if you are a beginner.
But that is ok. Keep your appealing goal.
Be ambitious. So your portfolio will be too!
If you wanna reach your goal, you will if you listen to what makes you thrilled.
All these techniques are like the Magic potions and treasures you will find along your practice journey.
You will succeed and fail. But you will learn. ; )
Love that journey.
Whenever you learn something new in sketching,
you will be rewarded with a new skill for life.
Learning perspective, drawing products with great viewpoints, making them appealing and communicative, presenting them in public…
And the day you will need that specific skill or knowledge, you will feel lucky to have it.
For that, you can feel proud of yourself to have “Luck” on your side all along the way.
2 daily actions for designers to attract Opportunities
To provoke Luck, I invite you to define 2 actions in your daily routine:
- I commit to taking my sketchbook out every day and drawing anything I see to expand my library of forms – even if it is not related to my school homework.
- I commit to visiting the “Movie animation corner” and opening the Artbooks every month to get inspired by professional artists and designers
- I commit to stop looking at my phone when I get bored and think about my design projects and doodle note all my ideas.
The actions do not have to be drastic change.
Start with something simple that makes you happy.
They will soon become automatic.
Once again, do not wait for school to give you a task to accomplish.
- You are in Responsive mode.
- Be in the Proactive mode.
Don’t wait for the so-called “right moment” for drawing.
Draw anytime! Now!
Life is simple!
Have a wonderful day!