Love of design
I think you just need to share the love.
Love is the easiest thing, it's all the work that comes with that's really hard. To stay inspired, to stay fulfilled...
Share this knowledge, and it reciprocates - whether it's through education, events and talks, whether it's just about collaborating with people... you get so much back.
Get new perspectives, and figure out new ways of solving problems, and putting yourself out of that comfort zone so you can feed back into your design processes.
"There is nothing better than being a beginner, and nothing worse than trying to guard what you own." - Rodney Mullen, Skateboarder
It's very important to rekindle what you enjoyed as a child.
Get outside... encourage yourself to be involved in different activities that isn't design related. Design is only one aspect of being a designer, experiences is another.
You need to put yourself out of your comfort zone, and try new techniques.
We have to push ourselves and try to hone our skills, to give our best to the clients that we possibly can.
"Even though we have to listen to our clients... we still have to persevere as individuals"
"As soon as you break down those egos, I think that you'll feel a little more fulfilled."
Now, when I'm dealing with clients - I think the first thing we need to do is listen. Just shut up and listen. Let them talk about their brands, let them tell you their stories... ask open ended questions."
"What I've found through this journey... I think as designers, what we need to do first is break down ego-barriers."
"I hate going down the obvious route. I like going down the abstract route, trying to find new ways to highlight ideas and concepts for our clients..."