Fortunately for designers holography is cramped with incredible techniques that describe spatial dimensions, but getting to grips with these techniques can prove a design visualization nightmare unless some prior knowledge of the process is held. To the detriment of display holography, it is becoming increasingly difficult to acquire these skills as many universities and colleges of higher education, such as The Royal College of Art in London, have shortsightedly withdrawn holography from their curriculum. As a student from The Royal College of Art Holography Unit, I had the great advantage of some of the finest holographic training and insight from the teachings of Peter Miller, Robert Munday and Nick Phillips and count myself fortunate that I now make a living from designing and making holograms. However, the evolution of a holographic designer is something that can not be taught in any school or college as evolution is the experience of survival. I would therefore like to take this opportunity to offer a few common sense tips to designers treading a similar path to my own.