Whether you're a new employee in a firm or a new guy in a small project, wanting to be perceived as significant in a new environment comes naturally
As part of the design team in a developer-driven company, when it comes to anything that needs some sort of design you'll definitely get dragged into that meeting.
I am not much of a subscriber when it comes to design. Besides Nielsen Norman Group—which, if you’re doing product, you should be already subscribed—I also love the people at Mule Design—which you should subscribe to.
I still remember how one of my sister’s friends had this incredible talent of drawing all sorts of things, from humans to dragons or from cars to robots. I also remember being so inspired by her talent that I immediately started drawing… and man I was so terrible.