Be an active leader and participant. Be generous with your time, words, and energy. Cultivate a supportive atmosphere conducive to collaboration, exploration, inquiry, growth, opportunity, and creativity. As a team, find moments to celebrate victories and support each other through setbacks.

Cultivate Curiosity
Keep a curious mindset. Learn from those around you. Invite multiple perspectives and continuously seek out feedback to improve. Never stop asking questions, learning, or being open to opportunities. Find internal and external sources of inspiration to draw from. Find ways to stay hungry. 

Be an advocate
Know who you are designing for and design accordingly. Both small and large design decisions hold great power - and can sway how users feel about that product and even your company. Prioritize, empathize, and advocate for your user's experience.

Prioritize collaboration
Design is not a solo sport. It takes teamwork. Collaborate with other designers, teams, and partners to broaden and strengthen your point of view. Bring in the people who need to be part of the process as early as possible. Open lines of communication, and help establish relationships to build better, stronger, and more effective solutions that benefit the end user. 

Deepen understanding
Have a deep and intimate familiarity with both the craft and the tools. Understanding the tools and limitations of your team and partners improves communication, efficiency, and empathy. Find balance in pushing the box and understanding feasibility. 

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