Event Notes: On Some Soft Skills for Designers

This session was hosted by DocuSign, as part of SF Design Week 2018. The designers at DocuSign talked about how soft skills helped two of their past projects.
There are a number of things I’m sure we’ve heard over and over again as designers. And it doesn’t hurt to remind ourselves once again, because soft skills will make you a truly great designer.

Tic Tac Toe

A fun little design side project on this simple game to get me started in animation. My husband Yanbin and I will collaborate to make it real.

How I Overcame Fear When Speaking in Groups (In Chinese)

A write-up (in Chinese) on how I overcame my fear when speaking in front of a group.

在美国工作的最初几年,总感到自己在唇枪舌战的集体会议上无话可说。身边的同事基本都非常擅于表达自己的意见,管他对的错的,说出来再说。科技公司们也很鼓励这种氛围。我从小到大一直挺内向的,表达自己观点的机会不多,也不太习惯在众人面前表达,不太适应大家都积极发言的环境。可是,总不能总做个默默的观众吧?在美国的公司里,如果不能抓住时机表达自己的观点,那么我就会逐渐地被忽略了。我为这件事焦虑了很久,最终还是觉得不行动不行。

In Progress

in progress by Jessica Hische

I can’t wait to read it. Finished it up on Christmas Eve.

I haven’t worked on lettering enough to be able to tell whether I’m into it or not. But, I really enjoy her pieces of wisdom on work ethics, processes and tactics throughout the book. I read it with a pencil and lined words, phrases and sentences I loved. Needless to say, I made lots of lines.