Taking Critique Like a Champ

ImageHearing feedback is not always easy or fun. In fact, it’s a bit tough, especially, when you’re a new web designer and after painstakingly learning the ins and outs of Photoshop and Illustrator you’ve created a decent mock up of your website only to have it torn to pieces. Well, it actually wasn’t that bad. In fact, I learned so much from hearing my colleagues’ feedback on my web design (and from seeing the designs they were working on).

ImageMost importantly, my colleagues and instructor were able to give me a fresh perspective on the design and could catch things that I couldn’t (or wasn’t trained to see). That was definitely a benefit and I’ll be incorporating some new changes into the design. However, I say that feedback is tough to take because when you get so far along with a design, it’s sometimes hard to have yet another go at it. Sometimes you just want to move forward and get on with it (probably not the best approach!). But that’s life and I know first-hand from my job as an editor that the more times text goes back and forth in the revision process, the better. I guess I will just have to get used to it!

“Criticism is a necessary evil for growth. We all get it, and we all unfortunately need it.”