Aesthetic sense and talent are raw materials. They amount to nothing without discipline. Education forces you to add skill, discipline and expertise to your talent. And in order to meet project deadlines, you learn to steward your time.

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It is the responsibility of design professionals, teachers and school administrators to value the next generation of designers so that the profession is respected, appreciated and thrives. Unpaid internships won't accomplish that.

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Being a designer is perceived by many as a fun job. Designers get to work with colors, shapes and amazing computer programs…

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Toward the end of my design fundamentals course I generally ask my students how they, having gone through the process of learning…

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