6 mistakes designers make – and how to avoid them

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Starting your first design job can be very daunting – you've gone from working from home in your pyjamas to being surrounded by brilliant senior designers plus that slightly terrifying art director. There's no two ways around it, you're going to mess up at some point in your first job – it's inevitable.

But you're not alone. These leading designers have already been there and come out the other side still smiling. Here are some common pitfalls that can happen in the workplace – and some advice to help you avoid making these mistakes.

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.