When the barrier to entry is so inexpensive and easy, anybody with a computer, or a mere interest decides to take on the professional for cheaper rate.
I don't really have a view on this, except to say, those who are great designers and work passionately, and produce great work have nothing to worry about. the saturation only helps them stand out more in a sea of mediocrity. don't be mediocre in anything that you do, /end]]>
Here are some comments I get at work:
– I don't like that font could we use Comic Sans (usually its not the font they want to use but it's the font name they remember).
– That color doesn't look “friendly” enough.
– I'm not sure about that photo can you make it look better, you know make those people in the background smile and change the sky.
In the end you are the designer you are getting paid to create a look. Everyone has their opinions, tastes, and thoughts – what I try to do now is show them exactly (sometimes I make it look a bit worse to prove a point) what they want and tell them why it doesn't work. Thats all I can do in the end if they still like it their way, I just do it. There is no point in getting angry with them. If they don't get it they'll never get it.
but i guess that also happens with, for example, photography – where everyone owns a camera but not necessarily the “eye” for it.
at least that's my take on that sentence 🙂]]>
Which is basically what I do, too. I can't think of any other profession where the line between “amateur” and “professional” is so blurry (or if you prefer, where the means of access have become so democratic). Nor can I think of any other profession that spends so much time worrying about this line.]]>