• Alexander RadsbyAlexander Radsby, over 3 years ago

    Why even complain about things that are released for free for people to use? Id love to see your contribution to the design community please.

    9 points
    • Joey Prijs, over 3 years ago

      Do you really think designers will use this generator? Or will it be the start-ups who don't hire designers/illustrators because of these generators?

      5 points
      • Alexander RadsbyAlexander Radsby, over 3 years ago

        Most definitely for start-ups. Most of the time you can't afford getting a proper illustrator to help you evolve your brand so using things like this and maybe modify it to your liking helps out a lot.

        What's important are the features at that point and gaining new users. Not amazingly perfect illustrations. That comes with user numbers and money.

        I think all designers want to have amazing illustrations. They don't want to default. But if they have to, it's great to have it available at least.

        Same goes for typefaces like google fonts & photography like unsplash. Free is fucking great.

        0 points
    • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, over 3 years ago

      That's really not a fair statement though, because they are not complaining about a contribution to the community that will further its development, they point out that this contribution will do the opposite - it keeps us in our bubble. It's not fair to treat people like that.

      1 point
      • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, over 3 years ago

        To be fair, the kind of person who uses free-to-use graphics is not usually the same kind of person who is going to spend $100/hr on bespoke illustrations.

        Different horses for different courses.

        2 points
      • Alexander RadsbyAlexander Radsby, over 3 years ago

        Doing what everyone else does is up to the designers themselves in my opinion. If you want to stand out, do it, if you don't, then don't. Free things are just free things.

        0 points