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How do you keep yourself current in the design business?

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Ben SaysI don’t ever really read design magazines, but do I check some design related message boards and blogs on a daily or weekly basis. I think it’s important to know what’s going on but instead of reading about the cool stuff someone is doing I’d rather be doing it.

          

Frank SaysMostly through the web. Mostly through peeking at what my friends are working on. I wish I could say I was constantly up to my ears in industry magazines, but for the most part, I just don’t read them. I think it’s invariably more important to be current in almost everything. A wide net of curiosity is going to benefit any kind of designer, illustrator or creative professional more than any particular industry knowledge.