“"Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because that idea wasn’t theirs" – Frank Chimero”—
Whenever I get down about design, I always refer back to this wonderful quote from Frank Chimero. It really is such a truthful statement in so many ways.
For me, whenever I think I have a great idea and see that somebody else has created it, or is using it, my first reaction is to be mad… because they got to it before me. It really does apply to any creative job out there whether it be design, photography, filmmaking, etc. If this quote can teach us anything, its that simply use that as fuel to come up with something better and to be the one people get mad at because they didn’t think of it (not you).