How to manage other designers: 10 expert tips

At some point in your design career, you'll be tasked with managing a project, whether informally as a lead or senior designer or formally as a fully fledged project manager. So how should you go about it?

Good design is the intersection of art, science and business. Managing designers is about empowering them to allow all three of these tenets shine through. This isn't an easy task, however. Deadlines get shorter and shorter. Client and project expectations grow by the day. What was seen as progressive yesterday is cliché today.

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