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Showing Your Work In Progress

You've heard of the saying "never show a work in progress." By showing your design work before its complete, your client or department lead may not fully grasp what it is you're trying to achieve.

However, there is another way to look at this concept, and it's actually a good thing. In really well-presented design sites, the creators share their work in progress: screenshots, pictures, or sketches of how their design projects evolved into the final product. They choose to show how their work progressed, but just at a slightly different time than what the traditional saying implies.

During a project, use your best judgement on when to show your work to your client for review. But when the project is over, that's when showing your work in progress can be more valuable than you think.

By documenting your work as you go, you provide your future self with content to post about. You will have examples to show off your entire process. And by doing so, you bring people into your world and your expertise.

Most importantly, providing examples of how your design work progressed helps you remember the amount of heart and soul you poured into the project in order to achieve your awesome design.
Sam Torrey
@Porkbun

SITE SPOTLIGHT
This week's .design site spotlight goes to...

ashleymccarthy.design!

Ashley McCarthy's .design site is easy to navigate because it has a gallery of projects in the center, plus a vertical menu on the left hand side that stays visible regardless of which project a user has clicked in to. More than the layout, the content is incredibly professional. And it doesn't hurt that some of these projects are blockbuster films! All in all, a great .design site. 

Have a .design site you'd like to nominate? Let us know and we might feature it in the next .design digest.
NOMINATE
THE DIGEST
 

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AIRBNB.DESIGN NATURE

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MEDIUM.DESIGN REBRAND

Free, New Stoneburg Font 

 Thanks to Ilham Herry for sharing this new font. Stoneburg is a modern font that will look great for academia, universities-related themes, sports themes etc. It has a clean-edge, elegant and royal feel to it. 
STONEBURG FONT
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