When design students ask me, “how do I get a high distinction, how do I be the best?”

I tell them…

This student spent twelve hours on their work.

How many did you spend on yours?

Did you research, explore, experiment?

Did you plan and strategize and pay attention to the detail?

Did you go over and above?

Or did you do the minimum and tick the boxes?

The difference between an hour spent in your practice versus twelve.

Is the difference between exceptional and not.


Liz Watt