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  • Writer's pictureKatarzyna Hasnik

Why Visual & UI Designers and even UX Designers should Doodle a lot?

Updated: Jun 7, 2022

Regardless what do you think, start to doodle, even now. Stop for the moment and take a pencil, pen, marker and see what is inside you...discover inside out. Become real designer not copy and paste maker, ok? You might discover genius inside. But to discover, you have to allow to overcome the fear. The biggest fear of failure belongs to PERFECTIONIST.


"Tell a boy who loves to draw fun scenes that he has no talent and Walt Disney will stand in front of you".

by Joseph Murphy


and if you allow to be "foolish" adult by awaking your inner child, creative artist inside you, you might become another extraordinary designer, artists... you never know until you try...


IF YOU DO NOT DOODLE, DRAW AND DESIGN YOURSELF AND YOU USE ALREADY PRE-MADE CUSTOM DESIGNS ONLY FROM ICONS TO ILLUSTRATIONS, YOU ARE LESS CREATIVE THAN A SPIDER IN MY BATHROOM. AT LEAST SPIDER DOES HER/HIS JOB - THE BEAUTIFUL ART-CRAFTY SPIDERWEB ALL BY HER/HIMSELF, WHICH EACH TIME AMAZED ME. 🕸🕷


WE CANNOT BE GOOD AT EVERYTHING

You do not have to create calligraphy handmade fonts and icons and illustrations and logos, but at least choose one area of Visual Design or UI Design and JUST DO IT.

Choose the one, which you ❤️ THE MOST.


HOW TO-DO-IT?

have a paper, the best random notebook and the pencil, pen or marker, most likely black or blue, also random

sit

breath (if you haven't done it in years)

look at the page - does it scary you? is empty?

take a writing/drawing tool into your dominated hand or for a fun, less dominated and

put the first dot, first line....until first doodle is done


AND FLOW & FLY

Randomly

1. thought 2. idea 3. from first line to first sketch

or opposite 1. first line and comes the 2. thought and quickly follow up 3. the idea

It might happen that you will have a set for the same idea, follow it...it is a good sign


do not freeze and do not fight


NEVER EVER BE PERFECTIONIST


NEVER EVER

Because you never ever gonna get there

I met few perfectionist and they are crap in design as they only focus on the final outcome


so they end up by using the predesigned free or paid UI elements

SAD 🥺 BUT TRUE STORY of many out there...

SORRY GUYS, YOU ARE NOT DESIGNERS, YOU JUST PUT PIECES TOGETHER AND EVEN THIS IS DIFFICULT FOR YOU DO SO

WHY?


BECAUSE YOU DO NOT DOODLE, DRAW AND DESIGN YOURSELF.


SIMPLE. AS BLACK AND WHITE.


HOW TO START?


Before choosing, which visual/ui design to focus, to be a good at, taste different ones and love the process along the way, the discovery process, the journey without looking at the final destination as you might surprise yourself.


DISCOVER YOURSELF GENTLY

ALLOW TO HAPPEN NATURALLY

DO NOT FORCE IT

LET IT BE

BE OPEN

FOLLOW THE PATH

LISTEN HEART

OBSERVE THE MIND DO NOT SPEED UP THE JOURNEY

ENJOY THE JOURNEY

DO NOT SKIP STOPS ALONG THE WAY

TAKE NOTEBOOK EVERYWHERE - Pocket size, B5 or A4 max

INSTEAD INSTA endless similar photos, boring FB feeds, and other crap social media addictive b.s. as random strangers, peoples, your "friends" updates, stories of somebody cats, coffees, kids, clothes, holidays (read as WASTE OF TIME) START TO DOODLE ANYTIME


LIKE THIS BELOW FOR EXAMPLE



YOU MIGHT ADD THE COLOUR



Low Fidelity Wireframes as part of Doodling of UX DESIGNERS


YOU CAN USE ANYTHING AND ENGAGE ANYONE TO THSI FUN DOODLE TIME


And instead of using someone else design you create your own even as simple as this is better to be your own than customised or redesigned.


ONLY THAT TIME YOU CAN CALL YOURSELF ACTUALLY DESIGNER. OTHERWISE YOU ARE JUST SEARCH, COPY AND PASTE MAKER.




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