As I make a sweeping generalisation of what I have witnessed thus far into 2018 (I may regret noting it down), I feel that people are trying to be more positive (it could be me) but on a whole I have noticed that people are being more honest about things (again – it could just be me). For me the year 2018 is for learning. I want to learn who I am, what my needs and wants are and what direction I want to be going in.

I want to be learning in my job, learning in my personal life and learning about our shared psychology.

My job might be static but my skills don’t have to be.

My one concern for this year is that graphic design itself is becoming saturated by people who ‘dabble’ in design. People who know how to use (vaguely know how to use) Illustrator or Photoshop, people who in my opinion are generally under trained and over enthusiastic. That in turn makes it more difficult for freelance designers like myself who are having to compete with low costs.

So, 2018, get learning, develop a new skill – add that string to your bow and get moving towards winning those tenders and scoring those clients.




  1. 1.
    the practice of being or tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude.
    “pupils draw power from the positivity of their teachers”
  2. 2.
    the presence rather than absence of a certain substance, condition, or feature.
    “the first biopsy specimen demonstrated positivity for cytokeratin”