I was listening to a podcast for freelancers the other day, and one of the speakers said something about how they don’t network with other designers, because of, “… you know, the competition thing.” The statement made me cringe. I don’t agree that avoiding other designers helps you compete at all, and I think that it can make you miss out on a lot of valuable (and fun!) opportunities.
I wrote a guest post about this for a local organization titled Community, Not Competition: 4 Reasons I Network with My Peers. You can read the post:
What do you think?