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  • Women dominating the design industry?

    When I went to Uni 2 years ago, 90% of the lecturers were male while only about 30% of the students were male.

    Will the future of design be dominated by women?
    It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

  • #2
    What if it were?
    "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" - Ricky Ricardo

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    • #3
      What do you mean, "will it"? The field has been dominated by women for a long time!

      PS, the male dominated designer education field and female dominated professional industry is another reality in design.
      Ned Yeung, A.C.E.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by urstwile
        What if it were?
        What if it weren't?
        Light a man a fire and he will be warm for a short while. Light a man afire and he will be warm for the rest of his life.

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        • #5
          Except that's not what you come away with reading design magazines and such. Most of the highlighted designers are men, at least in my recollection.
          "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" - Ricky Ricardo

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          • #6
            Many of the older, established designers are men. But when you actually go to work in the field, you find most of the working professionals are women.
            Ned Yeung, A.C.E.
            mediamainline.com
            cyclopsphoto.ca

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            • #7
              Except that the most quoted/cited are men.
              "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" - Ricky Ricardo

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              • #8
                Well, I can't help it if we're better!
                Ned Yeung, A.C.E.
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                cyclopsphoto.ca

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                • #9
                  Don't even get me started, Ned.
                  "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" - Ricky Ricardo

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                  • #10
                    You did ask for it...
                    Ned Yeung, A.C.E.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by urstwile
                      Don't even get me started, Ned.
                      I reckon!!

                      Not saying anything is wrong with it just will get interesting I think...
                      It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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                      • #12
                        Um, no, I didn't.
                        "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" - Ricky Ricardo

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                        • #13
                          So what if you didn't? You know I can't resist...
                          Ned Yeung, A.C.E.
                          mediamainline.com
                          cyclopsphoto.ca

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                          • #14
                            To get serious about your thread, though Buda, I suspect that the field has been dominated by women, and yet the big names are all men. Not because men are better, but because that's the way our society accords recognition, to men, instead of women. It's considered an exception when a woman succeeds, not a matter of course that she will.

                            I suspect that there are a lot of great women designers out there who have had no recognition whatsoever, who've probably been in the trenches doing their thing, but it's the Sagmeisters who get the props, not others. I couldn't really tell you of any good women designers out there, but I'm quite sure that they're there.
                            "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" - Ricky Ricardo

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                            • #15
                              I can name a few...

                              Urstwile, Red Kittie Kat, Cornfed, ShelleBelle, Morea, to start off...

                              Okay, I'll stop being nice now. This is SO out of character for me!!
                              Ned Yeung, A.C.E.
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                              cyclopsphoto.ca

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