Over in Unite, League member¬†Zickar posted about completing one animation a week and posting it for the world to see on Monday. It’s extremely important to continue honing your skills on your own time in any profession, but design especially.

Sometimes we just don’t get a chance to work on the projects we really want to, or we need an excuse to try out some new technique we’ve been hearing about. A weekly animation is a great way to do just that. Even if it’s just an hour ¬†like odd_enough limits himself to, it’s enough to push you further and become a better designer.

So take it to the extreme and complete 30 animations in 30 days, or try and get one thing done a week. But give yourself the opportunity to practice outside of your paying work. You’ll be a better designer for it.

[Photo by Leo Reynolds.]