The more experienced I get, the less I seem to matter in the design process. More importantly, I am not alone. Senior designers experience that shift over time and it makes certain behavior by other designers more transparent. Know this: if you are a junior designer, or if you haven’t spent time learning your craft, we see right through your bullshit.
It is really common to hear designers making choices or changes so their designs are “consistent”. But sometimes consistency has no benefit, or could even make your design worse. So why are you treating inconsistency like a problem?
There is a way you can destroy a whole product by trying to do something good. All you have to do is believe that you are a good designer and be data-driven in your work. Wait, what?!