Dan Mall’s 10 Principles for a Worthy Design Career

10 principles for a worthy design career, as outlined by Dan Mall, based on his over 20 years of experience in design. Dan has worked as an agency designer, started his agencies and startups, taught design, and authored books. The 10 principles cover setting worthy goals, placing bets where you have unfair advantages, beginning with the end in mind, knowing when to stop projects, warming up before starting work, embracing mundane tasks, keeping momentum, continually asking why, grieving project endings, and always being ready for new opportunities. Dan’s advice draws from his diverse experiences and is meant to help designers tackle complex work, prevent burnout, and foster continuous learning throughout their careers.