Advocacy for Artists and Designers
WE NEED SERIOUS EDUCATION REFORM
AND NOT THE BETSEY DEVOS KIND...
Dec. 01, 2017
Needs Serious Reform
We need deep systemic change in how design is taught. We the kind of change normally tossed about college board meetings or conversations about pathways. We need to focus, more than ever on students and their success. Too often design educators teach what they've been taught, in the exact way that they were taught it. Academic design isn't where innovation, exploration and growth happen, education, as it is now, is attempting to please the teachers taste or classic fine arts principles that are less important than being prepared for commercial design.
Nov. 25, 2017
Not the Holy Grail
Its a common problem developing designers, the deep desire to want to work. When we start out we will literally do anything as long as we’re making art. Creating work is what drives us, sadly in almost every case, compensation typically comes in second...if not further down the list. When we placed the focus on making work, we let the free market open the door to unsavory practices. Practices like crowdsourcing, on bid or on spec. None of which is the benefit of the designer, or in most cases the many designers that are bidding at one time.