Monteiro: A Designer’s Code of Ethics

From the great Mike Monteiro and his advice to designers everywhere. He wrote it way better than I could’ve and it’s so good I’m posting the high level points here. Now get over there and read the full post:

  • A designer is first and foremost a human being.
  • A designer is responsible for the work they put into the world.
  • A designer values impact over form.
  • A designer owes the people who hire them not just their labor, but their counsel.
  • A designer welcomes criticism.
  • A designer strives to know their audience.
  • A designer does not believe in edge cases.
  • A designer is part of a professional community.
  • A designer welcomes a diverse and competitive field.
  • A designer takes time for self-reflection.

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