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5 years ago from Ken Em

  • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 5 years ago

    Either way, love it or hate it, it succeeded 100%... the attention it's gotten is priceless.

    see, that is the sad part. Is it not about executing the craft well. Its about getting attention. I am not implying that this was the intention here, because it wasn't. But it is for a lot of people. Which is the reason for why they just apply the current trends.... but that's a very different story. Press L for liking my blue triangles, green circles and pink swirls.

    In any way, I am super passionate for talented people. I am and have always been more interested in helping other people to get themselves out there, instead of seeking attention for my own work. And this talent got a lot of exposure. So this is great anyway.

    But it is not how I personally do things, it is not how I work and it is also not how I teach. The result is not the most important thing, how you get there and why you actually go there is important to. But I see my job more as a craft, not as a very contemporary way to get attention, even though I would be more successful if I did.

    Anyway, I get carried away. I said it twice and I'll gladly say it again. The work that is on display is fantastic and does stand out from similar work in quality and in creativity. I would have liked to say something similar about the way it is presented.

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    • Account deleted 5 years ago

      I completely respect and love what you are saying.

      I think that as a designer becomes more "successful" there comes a crossroads (or maybe it becomes more apparent) where you start to realize that some work out there is more organic and has a very curated/crafted "life". Soup-to-nuts it's a cohesive story and experience. I love that stuff. This is the kind of stuff that only gets noticed and praised organically - or through an influencer. The other side is having great work, but taking a more branded/advertising approach to it all. As much as we hate to admit it, this is how most of our industry has turned.

      In the end, it's about clickbait. Perfect Dribbble shots to get that click. A crazy title and thumb on YouTube to get that view. The way most people see and digest content now is rapid-fire and overwhelming.

      I don't think there is anything wrong with trying to stand out a bit and be an individual. Especially in her case. The intent wasn't malicious at all, it was a unique expression of who she is.

      This is honestly a great topic on its own.


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