Designers want to be taken seriously. Here's how we do it.(

almost 4 years ago from Andy Davies, Designer at MojoTech

  • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

    There's a place for Sagmeister's work as much as there's a place for whatever Mojotech does. Each designer has different strengths and weaknesses. Can't we all just get along?

    When we're young, we aspire to what we see as glitzy and interesting (just ask engineers if video games inspired them to learn to code). As we are exposed to more and more problems, we find interests in those, because exposure leads to diversity of opportunities.

    The advice I'd give to any designer still in school, or just starting their career is to look for opportunities to be exposed to as many different industries and problem-sets as rapidly as possible, until you find the thing that sticks.

    Also, don't diss Powerpoints until you've worked for these badasses

    5 points