What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Senior Graphic Designer in Toronto:
"It's Not About You."
It takes experience to learn this, but the work is not about what my own personal likes are. It's not even really about what I would do if it were my project. It's really about the client and how design will enhance their story and their journey, not to mention how it adds value to their business.
For a senior designer, the challenges are in passing on the skills to junior designers without seeming condescending. To guide them in a way that they are still thinking freely and creatively without giving them all the answers.