Every designer should have a side project to learn.
Every company should allow their designers to have it.
The reality is not always this. Very often we designers have side projects and keep them secret. Companies sometimes do not accept an employee’s chance for success and so block it.
Those that allow them will have better-trained professionals. There is no possible training that equals a project created with the purpose of learning.
- Be determined
- Look after yourself
- Focus on remaking old games adding something spicy
- Try to overcome your need for validation
- You are there to learn