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Keeping Up

November 2022


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Spotify Design Team

Do you feel the pressure of keeping up with the latest design tools, trends, and techniques? It's daunting, especially if you try to do it all at once. Three designers share how they focus their energy to stay relevant and keep doing what they do best.

How do you keep honing your craft in the ever-changing industry of design?

Cindy Rodriguez

Product Designer II

It's important to nurture your craft with the things you love the most. I used to think my job would dictate my skill set but in reality being curious and keeping an eye on parallel disciplines will give you a richer perspective. Take time away from your desk and look at what is out there so that you can then find the right moments to incorporate real-life experiences into your daily work.

Angel Acevedo

Design Manager

Go deeper instead of wider. Keeping up with the latest emerging techniques and technologies can feel overwhelming, so look into what will help you grow in your expertise and what you enjoy. You don’t need to be an expert on everything.

Brandon King

Product Designer II

Embracing the “always learning” mindset. There is an infinite amount of information surrounding us today and I remind myself to take advantage of it. Being open to new design tools and techniques, learning from design peers, as well as reflecting from my past experiences, are a few techniques in my arsenal to continue refining my craft.


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