30 life skills every designer should master

Live life to the fullest and get out of your comfort zone by getting the hang of these 30 essential skills.

The life of a happy and fulfilled designer is all about learning new skills and pushing your creative energy in new directions, but there are certain core talents everyone needs to know in order to get the most out of life. That's the message behind this infographic from Business Insider, which runs through 30 of the most important traits every 'grown up' should have under their belt.

Ranging from money management tips to interpersonal skills, this infographic also includes artistic talents, such as picking up Photoshop tutorials. While some of these skills are a bit more difficult than others (learning a foreign languages requires a bit of travel before it truly sticks), it's worth noting that there isn't an age target on this infographic. As long as you're pushing yourself and trying new things, it's all good.

One of the strengths of being a creative person is possessing a diverse range of skills, but how many of these essentials have you mastered?

How many of these skills have you got down?

While there are undoubtedly useful skills on this infographic, we can't help but think that there needs to some more artistic entries. Especially seeing as making art, even bad art, has been proven to improve a person's mental wellbeing in just half an hour. Pick up your best pencils and give it a try.


Dom Carter is Creative Bloq's staff writer, news finder, and all round design fan. You'll usually find him drooling over screen prints and coveting more notebooks than is practical.