So, i’m a casualty of the COVID-19 new reality and the cutbacks in contracts. for the first time in 31 years, i don’t have a steady job. in my professional career, over those 31 years, i’ve had a total of three jobs. the last one, this most recent one – i just had my 20-year anniversary.
the problem is the bitterness i feel for the industry and the job descriptions that want you to do all, but are filled my people who can do half, or people who can do a smidge of this and that. jack of all trades, master of none. so, i look at online learning and waiting for that old drive to kick back in.
but it doesn’t want to. i try to force it, but only resentment results. and this will pass – i know – because it always has in the past when i had to learn something else.
this new world though…it’s missing the specialists and the experts now. no one is ever going to get a world-class video editor, award winning web designer who coded the entire thing and can design a catalog or poster or brochure for audiences ranging from children to professionals.
Sorry. i guess i just wanted to vent and reminisce. it’s time to get myself together and move on, but a little colder than i was before. and that’s too bad.
All you younger ones, the advantage of the older designers. Ask the questions they didn’t teach you in school. Be the better designer.
That’s all i got.