ANNA PENG

Choose Forward

It’s so easy to fall into circles and feel unable to progress. 

We can be so critical of decisions we don’t yet know can be right or wrong, and so that brings us back to square one. 

This new year I urge myself and my friends to make a decision and choose forward despite the unknowns, because doing that would be one foot into learning something new rather than pedalling in the same circle. 



More Ways to Become a Better Designer in 2020

Okay, you’ve graduated. Now what?

19 years of schooling. Now what? 

With only 5 of those years dedicated to learning in a design-focused institution, it really goes to show that there is 0% chance that you’d be the best designer you could be at age 22, with close to 0 years of industry experience, and one single thesis project. 

More ways to become a better designer in 2020: 

Be prone to learning—about everything. 

When the world has so much to offer, when other people have so much to give, it’s so easy to walk around with your mind wide open as curiosity helps us learn so much.

Yet, sometimes we do the exact opposite. As we grow older and have answered more of our own questions, we build up opinions that provide more structure for ourselves. 

A wall is a wall (and that’s that). 

The question we could be asking is: What else can a wall be? 

Total chaos unleashes when we reframe our perspectives.

Amplify this: It’s not who you know, but how many you know

A case of quantity over quality. When your jobs and income depends on the amount of clients you’re able to get, you need to know more people from the places you need to be associated with. 

Attend unlikely networking events. If you’re the only graphic designer in a room full of healthcare marketing folks, you’ve got business.

These are my personal 2 steps I’m going to be taking for my time to come in the upcoming months. If you have any you’d like to share, I’d love to read them.

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