Your deepest design career desires 🔮 - let's explore. Plus, this designer shares how he spent lockdown learning 3D design...and more!

Issue 211 • Brought to you by Maze

What drives you as a designer? This week's highlights focus on career transitions.🔮 Maxime De Greve shares how he spent lockdown learning 3D design, and wrestled with skepticism to launch an NFT project. Peter Cho ponders what drives our deepest design career desires, highlighting that making things is what he's always gotten the most pleasure from.

Speaking of making, check out this week's handpicked tools featuring an awesome open source library of 3D icons ✨, and more! 👇


Editor's picks

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By Graeme Fulton

From Design System to ‘NFT Design System’

Max spent lockdown learning 3D design, leading to a venture into NFTs. He shares the stigmas and challenges of entering the NFT space.

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By Peter Cho

How to find what drives you as a designer

Peter Cho explores ambition, ego, and self-reflection as he ponders on what drives our deepest design career desires.

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Hand-picked tools

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Cute 3D icons, glitchy images, and more:


Beautifully crafted open source 3D icons for your projects – 100% free for commercial and personal use!


Just a button away from achieving your day to day planning. A figma plugin designed to make workshops effortless and painless.

Glitch Image Generator

A generative tool for creating cool glitchy images by Adam Fuhrer.

Humanities Illustrations

Hand-drawn illustrations, an artwork by humans for humans.


In case you missed it.

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Designers on Demand: Limits to Unlimited Design →

Sophie Clifton-Tucker

The success and perils of Productised Design Services. Brett from DesignJoy shared the ups and downs of his design service journey. Plus an interview with Hermione Gogu on building a sustainable unlimited design model!

Figjam 2022 — Quick recap of the new things in Figma→


In case you missed it, Thalion walks us through what was introduced in Figmas Config conference. From Jira widgets to Variable fonts, there might be a few you missed!

How to make your company truly Customer Centric → 

Carlos Yllobre

Purpose, mission, principles, vision, strategy, plan. The world is full of fuzzy words, overused to the extent of losing their original meaning. However, regardless of how they are used today, my…

Ideas from Developers on Handling UX Feedback →

Taylor Palmer

Insights from interviews with software engineers about how to tactfully handle their UX feedback.


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