• Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    The cringe is intensifying with every post on this website that contains a "should" in its title. Stop this.

    Designers should stop being ruled by other peoples subjective opinion of what they should or should not be. Those people have acquired a following for whatever reason and now they treat it irresponsibly.

    Every time someone says, "People should ..." they are implicitly or explicitly excluding people, as a way to differentiate themselves - as a way to feel special and elitist. This is pathetic.

    Stop believing that you are the enlightened buddha just because you push pixels up and down, or because you write immediately invoked function expressions, or because you copied a trend, or because that stupid nike shoe that is on a white card with 15px border-radius gets 500 likes on dribbble.

    Design is a job. A JOB. There is a craft involved, but guess what? So is making tables, cooking, architecture, gardening, etc. People are elevating their job titles to a level that makes them feel special, entitled, "one of them".

    This is why I don't like to call myself designer anymore. It implies something that I am not.

    "The best designers don't have portfolios. Too busy." Well guess what, the best User Experience Professionals usually provide a User Experience that DELIGHTS THEIR TARGET AUDIENCE.



    It isn't even responsive. WTF.

    I don't want to start hating on a person, that feels like wasted energy and the person doesn't deserve it. But don't shame other people if the very craft you are trying to gatekeep is poorly executed by almost every standard yourself.

    This makes me so unbelievably angry. As my description says, I can be mean sometimes, sorry.

    7 points