24 comments

  • Thommy BrowneThommy Browne, over 5 years ago

    Nice! But, why the hell is Dan up at 6:00 a.m. answering emails?

    16 points
  • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, over 5 years ago

    Im glad he stood up for all of us, I just wish he hadn't gone with a sarcastic tone. The message could have gone a lot further, in my opinion, with a straightforward, less passive aggressive approach. I wish he had been more professional.

    14 points
    • Nic Trent, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

      If you followed this guy on twitter, you'd realize this is his professional approach. 1,000 likes on twitter makes it seem like the sarcastic thing was pretty effective at getting the message out there.

      5 points
      • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, over 5 years ago

        1,000 likes of designers who feel vindicated? Of course we like it. I'm not so sure about the sender of that email and other businesses who don't understand the value of design. You could still say the exact same things, same message, same facts, but in stead of doing it in a passive aggressive and sarcastic way, it could have shown his professionalism. In stead he makes his point, while also making him seem like the immature and unprofessional person they see all designers as.

        Thats my opinion. His message was still correct, and the sender was in the wrong.

        15 points
        • Nic Trent, over 5 years ago

          You're probably right. Hopefully others will be inspired to respond to offers like this with the same values for our profession.

          1 point
  • Jordan Moore, over 5 years ago

    "and feel free to share with your peers!"

    And that he did :)

    6 points
  • Michel BioMichel Bio, over 5 years ago

    Epic.

    0 points
  • Tom DurkinTom Durkin, over 5 years ago

    Zing!

    On the topic, I'm so fed up of hearing, '...but we don't have much of a budget.'

    0 points
  • Artur ZebrowskiArtur Zebrowski, over 5 years ago

    sweet :)

    0 points
  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, over 5 years ago

    To play devil's advocate: assuming the designer retains all rights to his artwork (of course, that's sadly not always the case), I don't see anything wrong with this kind of contest.

    But yes, that was a great reply :)

    0 points
    • Kyle MitchellKyle Mitchell, over 5 years ago

      I agree they are able to run a contest with a call for entries, but don't you think it's insulting to ask a professional to produce work for free, on the chance that he could win a trip to vegas?

      Why not seek out people that ARE looking for attention, and could benefit a lot from it, like students, interns, young hungry designers?

      4 points
      • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, over 5 years ago

        Sure, the way they're asking is a bit insulting. But I just meant a design contest in itself is not always a horrible thing.

        1 point
        • Ramis KhawajaRamis Khawaja, over 5 years ago

          No its not, but it depends on who is hosting, it and what is for. If its for a charity, then ya its great to do a contest but if it is for a boxing match that will make millions hosted by a company that makes millions then it just seems sad. Its worse when they ask a professional designer directly to do work for free when they should be paying him/her.

          1 point
  • Greg BeckGreg Beck, over 5 years ago

    Awesome response. I got to see Dan give a lecture a while back — great dude. Great work, too.

    0 points
  • David BachmannDavid Bachmann, over 5 years ago

    Thanks for giving me a seizure with that background, youngjerks.com

    0 points
  • Updula LeeUpdula Lee, over 5 years ago

    Don't*

    0 points
    • Ben UllmanBen Ullman, over 5 years ago

      Admittedly, it reads awkwardly, but "Young Jerks" refers to a singular entity, therefore "doesn't" is correct.

      0 points
  • Andreas DruschelAndreas Druschel, over 5 years ago

    Amazing :)

    0 points
  • Neelank SachanNeelank Sachan, over 5 years ago

    This. Guy. Legend. :')

    0 points
  • Tony GinesTony Gines, over 5 years ago

    God damn that was great.

    0 points
  • Joel CalifaJoel Califa, over 5 years ago

    This is amazing.

    0 points
  • Christian CalviñoChristian Calviño, over 5 years ago

    Knock out.

    0 points