True craftsmanship comes from crafting relationships

You may have noticed that most classic martial arts films follow a standard formula. Our fragile, relatively young hero is defeated by the enemy; he then leaves the city deflated, yet determined to seek out the ‘old wise master’. On finding him and securing great ‘truths’ he returns, and is victorious over his nemesis.

Throughout past times, with craftsmanship, there has always been this pass-me-down knowledge dynamic. The elder supportively teaches the younger the required skills.

Today, mastering the craft of web design can be a frustrating endeavour – because it’s often done in isolation. Designers, naturally, would be the last to admit that whilst mastering technique alone is difficult, it’s also safe, predictable and comfortable. And while this is a necessary means for advancing your craft – on a day-to-day basis, it can sometimes obscure a more fundamental form of progress.

Craft relationships

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