🐰📰 Newsletter #5 | Design productivity tips
Feat. actionable strategies to help you level up this year!
Hey Buddies! 👋
We hope you all had a great start to 2022. We have some exciting activities planned for you, along with some design productivity tips to help you kickstart your year.
🚀 Design productivity tips
Here are some actionable tips to help you accomplish your goals!
Start small. Starting is usually the hardest part of a large task.
Try the Pomorodo method. Focus for 25 mins, rest for 5 mins, and repeat. Here’s a timer you can try. Sometimes we use this method during Fluffle Focus hours on Discord. You’re more than welcome to run your own Pomodoro sprints too!
Have accountability buddies. When you tell someone you’re planning to do something, you’re more likely to do it. It’s also fun to work with buddies at a coffee shop. We’ve brought these experiences online in our Discord community, where we have a “Cafe (work/study)” voice chat and a role (@ Work/study VC) you can ping to be productive with other buddies!
Build habits. Habits compound and help with self-improvement. Focus on what you wish to become and go from there. The 4 laws of behavior change are a set of rules to help you build better habits (from the book Atomic Habits):
Make it obvious.
Make it attractive.
Make it easy.
Make it satisfying.
Take breaks. Breaks help you recharge so you can be productive again. You could go for a walk, watch a funny video, or more.
Everyone’s way of working is different. It’s a process of trial and error to find which productivity strategies work best for you.
We have more tips in this article by Grace, check it out here!
Diverse paths to design with our Buddies at Memorisely - Jan 26
Building and scaling brands (feat. design challenge with prizes announced here) with our Buddies at Products by Women - Jan 29
Design Buddies Retro carousel by Vy. Thank y’all for a great 2021!
🎞Let's design an app together in Adobe XD (feat. design challenge due Jan 25)
See more on our YouTube channel!
Design challenge submissions
Thank you to all of our members for submitting to our first newsletter design challenge - Leaf!
Buddies featured: Julieta, Elisabeth, Gal, Gaurav, Sana, Ilmaa
Congrats to Zelle for landing a product design position! Zelle was also a participant of our Portfolio Campfire with Habit Factory last year 🙌
🎞 A Entire Year of UX in Under 20 Minutes (video) - thank you to our member & mentor Elisabeth for also mentioning us!
Resources shared on Discord
⭐️ Free resources to learn Web3 (database)
⭐️ Designer open salaries (database)
⭐️ How to achieve your goals in 2022 (video)
💼 UX Tools’ job board (link)
💼 Community Marketing Dev, Ooblets | 📍 Remote, US (tweet)
💼 Lead Moderator, Adobe Student Community | 📍 Remote, US (post)
For our Canadian Buddies looking for internships, check out Nadia and Pat's Design Internships Canada database!
Are you a hiring manager looking to feature jobs in our newsletter? Please fill out our partnerships form to get in touch with us!
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