30 life skills every designer should master


The life of a happy and fulfilled designer is all about learning new skills and pushing your creative energy in new directions. But there are certain core talents everyone needs to know to get the most out of life. That's the message behind this infographic from Business Insider, which runs through 30 of the most important traits every 'grown up' should have under their belt.

Ranging from money management tips to interpersonal skills, this infographic also includes artistic talents, such as picking up Photoshop tutorials. While some of these skills are a bit more difficult than others (learning a foreign languages requires a bit of travel before it truly sticks), it's worth noting that there isn't an age target on this infographic. As long as you're pushing yourself and trying new things, it's all good.

One of the strengths of being a creative person is possessing a diverse range of skills, but how many of these essentials have you mastered? Click the icon in the top right of the infographic to see the full-sized version. 

Click the icon in the top right of the infographic to see the full-sized version

While there are undoubtedly useful skills on this infographic, we can't help but think that there needs to some more artistic entries. Especially seeing as making art – any art – has been proven to improve a person's mental wellbeing. Pick up your best pencils and give it a try.