When working on teams with multiple designers (or any other profession, really) it can often be confusing to understand why some are considered senior and some are junior. Those who are just starting out in their careers want to look up to their seniors. However, when you’ve already had a few years under your belt, you might start having questions.
Design has deep roots in the development of solutions that improve the human standard of living. In order to do that, we need to periodically unplug and remember what it is to be human.
Professionalism is not about how you look, it’s about how you act that matters the most. How well you work with other people in the world strongly determines how far you go. It takes courage, empathy, and a strong set of values to mark you as a professional.
Communication is our only ally to giving others an understanding of our reasoning. It’s what connects us to each other’s hearts and minds. If you don’t say anything, you’ll never definitively know if you align with others.