• Nathan GathrightNathan Gathright, over 9 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading the transcript of "Designing in the Borderlands." Have you since found a better term than "generalists" that art directors/designers/developers self-identify as for finding like-minds and pitching my skill set to clients?

    3 points
    • Frank ChimeroFrank Chimero, over 9 years ago

      I haven't. But, I get your hesitation: generalist seems diminutive. Jack of all trades, master of none and all that, you know? There are a couple related terms I quite like: concepts around translation that suggest skill and fluency in multiple areas, and the idea of a director as someone with vision and taste to produce work by corralling and focussing a diverse range of skills to a unified whole. Those aren't as descriptive as "generalist," but I find a lot of times people better understand what you do by telling them your day to day instead of your title. That's tough to fit on a business card, though.

      5 points