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366: Closing the Gap to Senior

September 30, 2020

This week, we discuss options for designers to close the gap to becoming a senior. In The Sidebar we try to identify what is the duct tape of design.

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In this week's Sidebar, we try to figure out what is the "duct tape of design."

  • This week's Sidebar question comes from Matt on GitHub
  • If you haven't seen the Papyrus SNL skit, now is the time.
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Industry Talk:

This week we discuss what it takes to close the gap between being a junior and senior designer. Of course, our notes are not exhaustive, but hopefully offer some ideas for people in that situation who are looking to grow!

Cool Things:

  • Brian shared eye masks, in general. Having trouble sleeping? Traveling and not going to be in a consistently-lit room for a while? An eye mask is not just for cartoonish rich people in the movies - you too can enjoy their benefits!
  • Marshall shared Raised by Wolves, a new series on HBO that will certainly, for sure, without a doubt, take you away from all the troubles of the modern world. No sarcasm here, nope.

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