People can find purpose doing meaningful work, especially when that work is shared with others.

But importantly, you are not your work.

I think many people, designers especially, struggle with the connection between their work and how they feel about themselves.

If you come to a point where your work doesn’t feel valued, appreciated, listened to, or doesn’t have the impact you hoped it would, then that’s on the work.

This isn’t shifting responsibility. If you did your best, if you put your best ideas forward, if you cared about making change happen, and if you were fully open to…

Ben Holliday

Designer and leader. Working with organisations and teams to deliver great products and services / also find me at

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