Inspiration - People, YouTube and Books

Often times when I get asked from friends, family, and designers about all of the places I learned how to design from, it all leads to this. Here you'll find resources dating all the way back to 2014 where I discovered my passion for design. Without these resources, there is no way I'd be the designer I am today. Every year I expect this to grow with the sheer amount of information and designers that I meet out in the world today.

Designers, Friends, Coworkers and People Who Inspire Me

These people have given me hours of their time and helped me when I needed them most. These are compassionate people who want everyone to do well. They've played a vital role in learning the fundamentals of UI and UX. They've critiqued my previous work which ultimately helped me grow and land jobs as a designer.  As a thank you, and sign of respect, they've made it to my inspiration page.

YouTube Channels I Follow

Here are the YouTube Channels that I've chosen that have paid off the most in both my physical health and in design. Some of these YouTubers are probably in a "Modern Day Designer Starter Kit" on Medium. If you're a designer that doesn't like to code, check out Webflow. That tool is an absolute powerhouse pounding away at the industry's front door. Most importantly, I always recommend to find a designer that offers a structured course so that you can learn as efficiently as possible.

Books, Audio Books and Podcasts that changed my life

I'm more of a fan of audio books, so I'll listen to those any chance I get. However, the books that I have read that impacted me the most are listed below. I don't expect you to read all of these, or any of these at all, but I believe every designer needs to read "Don't Make Me Think" by Steve Krug to get your feet wet.