Fail forwards of my career
Everyone makes mistakes. These were mine:
Stating "We will create the best app with the most satisfying designs".
What I've learned: State clear expectations and delivery outcomes. Otherwise, you design and design and design...
Assuming the client knows the design process.
What I've learned: Understand what they know and how they work and be open to also adjust the process to their needs. Otherwise, you work on 8 screens for 1 year...
Adding more people to a project to deliver faster.
- What I've learned: New team members deserve on-boarding time which is often underestimated.
Not trusting in my own skills and letting others kill my mojo.
What I've learned: Don't take critique personally, but also point out if it felt personal.