Critiquing your own work is an important skill to learn, especially when it comes to side projects. When you set yourself a brief, you have to learn to look at your work in a new light and see it from an outside perspective to truly make it the best it can be. In this episode we share tips for doing that and talk about the challenges of self-critique (like loving your work too much to see that something isn’t working).
0:50 – Intro and catch up
5:07 – The challenges of learning to critique
8:24 – Stopping to critique the idea before diving in
10:15 – Our process for critiquing our own work
13:45 – How self-critique can help you explain things to clients
16:50 – Never being fully satisfied with your work
18:35 – Listener poll: Is it easier to critique others work or your own?
21:00 – Feeling emotionally attached to your work
22:50 – Asking others to critique your work
25:55 – Advice from our listeners about learning how to look at things with a critical eye
32:15 – Wrap up and last pieces of advice