The most common piece of advice I could give to emerging designers would be to learn from your mistakes and use them to grow. If you had a bad experience with a client look back at everything that happened and see what you could have done to make the experience a better one for both of you. Another piece of advice I would give is that “comparison is the thief of joy.” If you’re just starting out, don’t compare your work with someone who has been designing for way longer than you have. They had to start somewhere too.
Michael-Andrew Spalding is the Graphic Coordinator at Simon + Moose, a company built with Cymone Wilder. He is currently a sophomore at Olivet Nazarene University studying graphic design.
His work can be seen online at simonandmoose.com.