A lovely person asked via facebook: “Do you have any advice for designers who were terminated?”
I tried to answer as best I could: Oh goodness, that’s a tough one! That really sucks! I guess it’s really the standard advice everyone gives; you’ve got to move on and realise it wasn’t working for one reason or another, and understand it’s not necessarily a personal thing. I think one of the hardest things about our profession is how subjective it is - there is hardly ever a wrong or right answer; it’s all very much what people like, which can prove tricky.
I’ve been in a shitty situation where I was fired by a client, and unfortunately it comes with the territory. As much as it sucks, especially when you’re young and starting out, you really do need to realise that it can be a blessing in disguise. You don’t ever want to work with someone who doesn’t want to work with you, so try to see the silver lining here, as hard as it can be.
Keep your head high, trust in yourself and your talent, and believe something better is around the corner. Keep working hard and being kind to people and I believe it will all work itself out eventually. Also, if you can keep your design mind sharp with side projects and small design-related tasks, it will enable you to continue working on your craft, and is always something great which future employers will love to see.
Hopefully that helps you out a little bit :)