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Why Kindness Matters in the Design World

  • By Nick Welbourn
  • On June 17, 2024

In the close-knit design community, kindness goes a long way. Being nice to everyone you meet – from fellow designers to clients and even competitors – can have profound effects on your career and personal well-being.

Advice I got told early in my career was:

Be nice to people while you on your way up, as you will meet them when your on way down.

Kindness fosters a collaborative environment where ideas can be freely exchanged, and support is readily available. It’s these relationships that can open doors to new opportunities and collaborations. Engage with others respectfully on platforms like LinkedIn and Behance, and you’ll find that the positive energy you put out often comes back to you tenfold.

Moreover, a reputation for kindness can set you apart in a competitive industry. People remember how you made them feel, and a kind demeanor can lead to lasting professional relationships and a fulfilling career.


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