Here you'll find the people and resources dating all the way back to 2014 where I discovered my passion for design. Without them there is no way I'd be the designer or person I am today.
Designers, Friends, Coworkers and People I Respect
These people have played a vital role in my successes throughout my career and in life. They've critiqued my previous work and my image I portray in the world, which ultimately helped me grow as a person and land high paying jobs.
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.
Below are the books, audiobooks and podcasts that impacted me the most. I don't expect you to read or listen to all of these, but I believe every designer needs to read "Don't Make Me Think" by Steve Krug to get your feet wet.