The Makeup of a Designer :: Echo Enduring Blog - A Web and Graphic Design Blog
Who is a designer? What is the makeup of a designer? In this article, I will tackle these interesting questions and work toward building a thoughtful portrait of who and what I think a designer really is. This discussion will include concepts of knowledge, talent, skill, practice and critical thinking.
Recently, and thanks to a Smashing Magazine tweet, I stumbled across an interesting article over on FINCH. The title of the article is “You Suck at Design (Here’s Why)“, and the piece itself explains an interesting phenomenon by which those who truly understand a particular subject area – like design – are actually those best equipped to judge the quality of their own work, and thus tend to undervalue themselves. On the other hand, those who know nothing about that same subject area tend to overvalue their own abilities, simply because they are unable to actually see the mistakes they’re making.