Early career as a designer was about learning and listening. Mid-career was more about building and promoting. Later career has meant circling back again to that learning and listening part (with more wisdom). The CLIENT, PUBLIC, and PERSONAL project categories are shared together here- as design equals. Encouraging the work types to influence each other, to cross-pollinate, has made for lots more fun and unexpected discovery.
With rebalanced interests more on outcomes and less on design artifacts, there’s more curiosity than ever about what’s up ahead at that next intersection. -RM