THE TEN PRINCIPLES OF BEING A UNICORN (HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING OF COURSE)

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I think it’s damn well time some jerk defines what the eff a “unicorn” designer (or really anything) actually is in an easy-to-digest listicle. BTW (bee tee dubs), being a unicorn has nothing to do with UXes, full stack whatevers, or knowing how to code the taste of soda pop bubbles into a carousel. They are not a new phenomenon. Unicorns have always been here and always will be… Probably.

THE TEN FREAKIN’ PRINCIPLES OF BEING A UNICORN

  1. A unicorn is above all indiscriminately curious.
  2. A unicorn has an overwhelming need to understand the materials the unicorn uses.
  3. A unicorn has no fear of saying “I don’t know.”
  4. A unicorn will undoubtedly follow “I don’t know” with “yet.”
  5. A unicorn is adept in research.
  6. A unicorn takes a thoughtful approach to problem-solving.
  7. A unicorn is comfortable with breaking 💩.
  8. A unicorn is laser-focused on mastering a specific skill.
  9. A unicorn is constantly exploring other skills to complement their specific skill.
  10. A unicorn knows when to say no. A unicorn especially knows when to say “fuck no.”
  11. BONUS RULE! A unicorn for sure 💩s 🌈s.