The Best Way to Stay Sharp in Your Design Skills

Find any and every opportunity you can get your hands on to push yourself beyond your comfort zone.

Adobe Portrait Challenge

This is something that I’ve recently started doing. I have a tendency to stay in my lane a little too much, and I have found it makes me stagnate and my designs start to feel stale.

So, to remedy this, I have been doing the daily Adobe Challenges in all three categories to sharpen my skills and push my creativity. I also sign up for every free class I can find. Some sites I've explored are Skillcrush (where I got my start) School of Motion, Udemy or Skillshare whenever I can find them. Design is a constantly evolving discipline; to stay current, you have to keep pushing yourself.

Here are some examples of recent projects I’ve worked on: