Saying Yes To Difficult Design Projects
When approached to take on a difficult design project, you may have thought "I am not sure my skill level is there." Your brain plays tricks on you and you forget about the past where you taught yourself new techniques and styles to get where you are now. But even amidst an ambiguous outcome, saying yes to a difficult design project will catapult you into a problem-solving mindset.
When you accept, you instantly start to think resourcefully: how can I clear up my schedule to give myself more time to tackle this project? Who can I talk to that knows about this type of design? What past projects (either from myself or other designers) can I use as inspiration?
Saying yes means your design skills will improve because you will be forced to figure it out. You will push your limits (or lack thereof!) as a designer. And you may actually begin to enjoy that type of design. Sometimes you have to practice and attain a certain level of mastery before you can start to call it your own. Difficult design projects provide you with that opportunity to grow. Don't let them pass you by!