Rethinking our roles as designers

Reading Time: 2 minutes A few days ago I was talking to a friend about how the relationship between people and companies has changed and how it will continue to change in the future. During this conversation, he sent me an article about the subject and, as a designer, I started to think about how design is seen by most people and how its concept has changed throughout the years. The article showed a research made by Oxford University which concluded that technology reduces the need for certain jobs quicker than it creates new. They say that more than 43% of existing jobs will disappear in the next 20 years. It’s a lite bit shocking but true… The question that remains is: what can we do in order to don’t lose the meaning in our professional lives? My friend, Hugo, shared something that I agreed. He said that graphic design as an ability based profession is going to die. Actually, it’s already happening. I remember when I got my degree in graphic design in 2010. It was appreciated and it was differentiating if you had experience working with Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign. But think about it. It is just software manipulation, anyone can learn … Continue reading Rethinking our roles as designers