An Open Letter to Graphic Design Students
Timothy Goodman has some good advice for new design students.
“While it’s important that you consider your work in a web-based context, it’s also important to know that there are young, successful designers out there who are holding on to the guts of graphic design—far away from coding, being a web ‘nerd’, pimping on Twitter, or building a career that just involves talking and writing about a bunch of stuff. I’m speaking about the young designers who are consistently creating hand-made or illustrative imagery that is memorable, iconic, and fearless.”
“If you’re passionate about something and you work extremely hard to do it well, there will always be a place for you and your talent in whatever realm of design you’re in. Don’t believe the hype. The time you’re spending frantically learning web tutorials, or trying to come up with grand interactive ideas, could be time spent learning how to draw better, or learning how to write better. ”
Read the letter in full over at Imprint.