How to promote yourself as a designer

Most creatives spend large chunks of time thinking about other people and their opinions, needs and wishes. From clients and customers to the people you follow on Twitter, there's a vast and varied audience to think about, consider and research. Which might not leave much room to pay attention to yourself. Are you making enough of your personal quirks? How can you promote yourself in a way that suits your personality?

It's often said that great design should be invisible, but that needn't apply to designers as well. There's so much more to your personal brand than your design portfolio and client list. Your personal traits, foibles, interests and obsessions will have had a big hand in forming your creative style and approach, so why not use them to your advantage?

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