10 tips for making it in the design industry

If there's one theme to have emerged so far from this year's Reasons To Be Creative conference in Brighton, it's that staying true to your design values and creative vision takes patience and determination – whether you're setting up a new studio, like From Form ('3 pro tips for starting your own studio'); realigning your design practice, like James Victore ('Five ways to revolutionise your design work'); or just finding your way, like Tom Muller ('How to design the spaces in-between').

Yesterday, Canadian designer and artist James White – aka Signalnoise – weighed in on the theme with his unique story of how creating personal projects in the evenings and weekends led to a full-time career making projects he loves.

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Julia Sagar
Editor-in-chief retail

Julia is editor-in-chief, retail at Future Ltd, where she works in e-commerce across a number of consumer lifestyle brands. A former editor of design website Creative Bloq, she’s also worked on a variety of print titles, and was part of the team that launched consumer tech website TechRadar. She's been writing about art, design and technology for over 15 years.