10 steps to a long career as a designer

You are on top of the world right now; great clients, amazing projects, and a well-honed portfolio. Yet, in the back of your mind a humbling question looms. Can I do this forever? Do I have another 30 to 40 years of this in me? Being relevant as a designer for the duration of an entire career is a daunting task.

Here's a humbling reality check. There will always be web designers more talented than you. Peruse sites like Cargo Collective, Coroflot, and Carbonmade at your own risk. While inspiring it's also incredibly easy to become disillusioned. The number of talented designers competing directly against you grows each year. New ones join the workforce every year. Just like you, all these designers are hungry for work.

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