Choosing a design preference?

List of purpose in choosing a design preference

So how do you identify that you really want to do something and do it well regardless of the reasons?

Here are a few things that helped me find my passion for product design.


I am a good researcher, I find it fun playing around with a lot of things, to see what really works, I love finding new stuff and I love playing with new toys.

Trial and Error:

I have tried a lot of things before getting to this point and some of them are Graphic design, Digital art, illustration, filmmaking, 2D animation, whiteboard artist, Print and media and so much more.


The passion to create is born out of the necessity to make things right- right cause in your eyes, they could be even better- better than you left them, so you tell yourself, why don’t I just create this.


You might ask why love, but honestly, why not love, so yea Love is important, without it, you might not feel passionate about your chosen field but once you love something about it, be it the process, the people, the collaboration, the growth, the tedious work that goes into making something useful, the solution, the drive, the people who eventually uses what has been built and so much more, love fuels passion, passion leads you to your purpose and it maintains your reason for doing anything.

Strengths and weaknesses:

While searching, identify what your strength and weaknesses are in your chosen field, this helps you identify what to work on and what to build on as you continue in your journey. For me, I realized that as a designer, I had to speak out more often, in fact, my job requires me to convince stakeholders on why I had chosen a certain design process or pattern, and it also requires me to defend my design choices across the organization both from my design lead to the product lead, to the PO’s and Developers.


When you eventually find what you want, you need to be consistent, you have to find that fire in you that burns everything that is lazy about you, if it’s sapa that does that, hold on to it till you leave the trenches, if it’s purpose and passion that does this, continue waving the flag of glory, but make sure you never stop however difficult it becomes.


I have really said a lot today and I hope this would help you find the next best thing that sets you on fire, also I feel I wrote this as a letter to myself, just as a reminder as to why I am so passionate about product design and why I can and should never look back.



Product Designer | Designing for usability & accessibility

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