13 Mar 2009
Design Reviver wrote about the top “10 Things They Donâ€™t Teach You In Design School“, all of which are so true, and many of which I wish I’d known before I graduated. Regardless, here are a few of my favorites.
5. You should backup your data on a regular basis
One of the hardest to learn, but as long as you don’t back up, you will always encounter a time when you wish you did.
6. Start networking, now!
Easily the one on the list I hate the most. But I know it’s necessary. I’m working on it, tomorrow.
7. Make sure your client signs a contract
This one is so, so, so important and is rarely even mentioned in design schools. If you’re doing work that you expect to get compensated for, no matter how big or how small, get a signed contract. This one can be almost as devastating as not backing up your files.
10. Your printer will stop working when you need it the most
One everyone experiences, and just another example of Murphy’s Law effecting the design industry.