This one of the most insightful articles about building a career that I've EVER read.
Major points: (Quoted verbatim)
- It's not what you did, it's what happened when you did it.
Let people know:
- Who worked on the project
- What you built
- Why you built it
- When it was built
- Where it was marketed / showcased
- How you had impact
- You have to be known in the community, or you have no credibility.
- Don't be attached to your ideas... serve the project.
- And this...
Medium: Reflections on my 10th year as a designer, 2021-Jun by Luis Ouriach
...it’s alarming how much privilege has an impact on recruiting in our industry.
It took me many many years before I realized that a lot of high flying people are in that position because of an inherited network, or because they went to a specific university, or because maybe they are just white and male with a loud voice.
The industry needs to work hard to anonymize our hiring, so that we’re on a level playing field regardless of whether we work at a super shiny company or a small agency, or whether we have a certain look, or name, or follow a particular sports team.