How do you measure up as a designer?

I read a number of blogs written by creatives outside of the architectural profession. When we remove our filters, like the word “architect”, and allow ourselves to think about design, or as Marvin Malecha says so well, “engage in design thinking” new ways of seeing open up. I’ve always been a fan of John McWade, a graphic artist who has published Before & After since long before the web existed. This list of things to look for in a designer is a good one. Note that the combination of passion, vision and self motivation are at the top of the list