I thought this was a great video! I was totally blown away by how well this guy, Danny, rides a bike! I ride, we all do, but I would never even try to ride across a fence. He probably has some natural talent, but I’m sure he has spent more time riding then we have. Along with that he’s probably fallen off a bike more then all of us combined. Then I thought about design, and how this applies. Your abilities may stand out to non designers, because of the extra time you’ve dedicated to sketching, modeling, and problem solving, but what makes your work standout among other designers or even designs? Simple, it’s how well you ride the bike. Just like the video, you need a little natural talent, and a whole lot of time “riding.” Don’t forget the failures either (you can’t be afraid to fail). People will watch you try different solutions and designs, maybe even laugh, but when you succeed you’ll look like a genius. The reason why, because you’re willing to try things others won’t, and due to the amount of time you put in you’ll find the solution.
= Perfected Craft