FAQs: Can anyone be a designer?


There is this mystery among the elite designers of the world where they think they are in a group all their own.

When in actuality, given the right circumstances, I think anyone can be a designer.

I never dreamt that I could be a designer. The reason I started designing was because I was broke and needed a job, and the opportunity emerged so I took it.

Even today, I have no other skills other than what I’ve learned over the years.

So, for all of you out there: If I can be a designer, so can you, as long as you put your mind to it.

What makes a good designer?

–The ability to look at anything and give it your own interpretation.
–The ability to be playful.
–Not being afraid of making mistakes.
–Dreaming big.

If “creating your own version of the world” is your goal, then congratulations! You are a designer. Even if this not your goal, designing can be a learned skill just waiting to be awaken.

When did you first discover that you like designing? What do you think makes a good designer? (Or planner?)