Monday, December 12, 2011

Making My Peace with Age(ism)

Got invited to do a guest post on Kevin Bryce's Fresh Garbage blog about my take on the aging issue and how it affects the design world:

"Graphic Design is unique among the professions in many ways, and one of the most striking is the lack of gravitas accrued by practitioners as they gain experience. With lawyers and accountants, for example, their perceived value increases in relation to their years of practice. In the field of design, however, it is well understood that if you are much over 40 or 50, the likelihood of being hired by an marketing or advertising agency is remote. One could almost say it is inversely proportionate to the number of years one gets beyond the magic four-o."  Read the rest here and be sure to comment!