Openness has become an important way I work and live. I share a lot about what I’m working on and where I’m working at. Since I am often working on projects alone it’s great to use the community online to get feedback on designs or ideas I might be struggling with. Being able to share allows me to get feedback quickly to see if this idea is working and what’s not. What I might think is a great and new idea might be dumb and a copy of something else out there. You need an outside point of view to critique and make sure you’re creating the best work possible. If someone is able to point this out to me before I spend too much time with it, I’m able to adjust before too much time and energy was spent on a bad idea. When an idea or style gets positive feedback, it can feel good knowing that I’m on to something and on the right path. Of course whatever I share I make sure never to give out much sensitive information on projects; a client wouldn’t like all their secrets exposed. Instead I share just enough to give a tease and get some initial feedback. With the speed at which work is watched and copied. Why not share early to make sure you’re creating the best work for the client?