Tobias van Schneider provides some tough, no-nonsense advice for young designers entering the professional world. He emphasizes taking full responsibility, earning respect through hard work, managing expectations, and driving one's own growth - countering common entitled mindsets. The overarching message is that success comes from within, not from others fulfilling perceived obligations.

Key Learnings:

  • Nobody owes you anything - respect and opportunities must be earned through being better than your peers.

  • Good feedback is a luxury, not a right you're entitled to. Ask better questions to get more constructive input.

  • You're responsible for your own professional growth and development, not your company or manager.