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mirk wrote:How close are you hoping to stay to design/homewares centred activities? I've always wanted to take some college courses in music industry arts once I start working...
PackageID wrote:I would encourage you to think outside of design development. Look into developing your business sense. Pick up "Design for Business" or copies of Harvard Business review. Get a subscription to Fast Company, Fortune, and other business magazines.
I would also suggest developing your facilitation and influencing skills. Learning guide and influence people is a large part of what makes a solid designer and design manager.
Developing you design sense will come just by doing your job. This is your comfort zone. You need to develop outside your comfort zone. These are the developments that further your career.
yo wrote:I know this may sound odd, but when I was at Nike they paid for me to go though a week long intensive workshop on "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". I'm a pretty cynical type, but I think it may have changed my life... combination of the right information, presented the right way, at the right time in my life. If I had taken the course a year earlier it would have probably been useless.