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I'm a freelancer Product Designer, how does this apply in my scenario?? I'm paid to execute but I'm scared that I won't be growing creatively.

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I would consider how you might build systems to power your freelance work and ask questions like:

- What patterns do you notice yourself repeating from client to client?

- Could you package that knowledge into assets that serve as a foundation for jumping-off more quickly with the next customer?

- Are there existing external resources you could pull from to build that base?

I do this to support my own personal projects and freelance work. I've built libraries to capture decisions about brand, imagery, UI, etc... and use them as a starter kit for basically everything I do.

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Thanks for replying :)

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You're welcome, Somanna. Thanks for reading! 🙏

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Patrick Morgan

Hey, good one. Same thoughts on design or default! It helps greatly in Start-ups.

I wrote about my perspective on Design systems in the below link a few weeks back. If you have time I'd love to know your thoughts.

https://open.substack.com/pub/romio/p/design-systems

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Good stuff. Thanks for reading, Romio. Keep writing! 👍

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