The students from last year’s class had good insight. One thing that resonated with me was the advice to start assignments early. They pointed out that by starting assignments early, you can start off by having wild and crazy ideas. It sounds like the more time that I have on an assignment, the better the outcome will be.
Also, starting early gives the designer more time to revise their work, step back from it, and revise it again. It is all a part of the design process and I hope to follow their advice and push myself to dive into the assignments.