Saturday, March 11, 2006

Where do designers fit in?

Graphic designers occupy a unique place in both society and the marketplace. We forever struggle how to articulate what we do and why we do it, yet our work influences society in ways most people are unaware of. We can articulate other's messages, but not define ourselves.

I'm always dismayed when I fill out a form on a web site that is asking for company information. When I come to the dropdown, rarely am I presented with the option of "graphic design." If I scroll to the Gs, I might see government, If I look in the Ds, I might see... no choices. See! WE could be there – D for Design.

Of course, we all struggle to fit in somewhere, whether we admit it or not.

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