With the book project "Connect the dots" we want to give an insight into the work and learning of the design apprentice. It is a collection of conscious perceptions in the environment combined with works that have emerged or can be derived from them. We talked about personal and professional matters - about motivation and background. But most of all about creativity. This work is a collection of projects and thoughts that shape the doing and learning of me. This book was a collaboration with the graphic design student Rüdiger Seibold.