Posted 04.05.2011 @ 2.11PM
so good! getting nostalgic. i miss that style of design. would be funny to find my old student portfolio and see how much it looks like some of the stuff in here. diagonal lines, arrows, boxes with corners cut off, grids, and every kai's power tool photoshop effect known to man.
Posted 29.04.2011 @ 1.40PM (Edited 29.04.2011 @ 1.41PM)
::The haters are missing two things: An obvious reality and a hidden reality. The obvious one is: The Internet does this to nearly any business where a service provider is charging a premium because of an inefficient market. Graphic designers should be thrilled that it took so long to get to them. Go cry to travel agents, independent bookstores, music industry executives and anyone in old media. It’s a sucky reality, but a reality nonetheless.
::That’s the obvious reality. The more hidden reality is that services like 99designs are giving equal opportunities to talent around the world– particularly in emerging markets where making a few hundred dollars for a winning logo can be a life-changing amount of money. We’ve already seen this trend with services like Elance and oDesk. Now, it’s just being pushed up the skill ladder, from basic coding to more aesthetic skills like design.
spot on. i can see the future. and its bleak for designers like me. how can i really compete against the price point people in other countries offer? its exactly like manufacturing. it makes sense to get stuff made/built overseas because its cheaper.
i think the only real benefit you have from going local is service/communication skills. i dont know much about the larger design studios but how long until they just start using people over seas too? either way, its gonna squeeze wages down here.
time to retrain, me thinks lol