Uncreative Design

Reading Questions Week 5

  1. The profession of graphic design have been in the service industry for a long time, is it possible to gain “authorship” through means other than self-generated and self-referenced work? Does all our work fall under the category of personal work regardless of the client or content?
  2. Why do we shun the role of the designer that work with others to present their content and seem to prefer the designer as an artist model?
  3. Michael Rock’s “Designer As Author” is a rather conservative piece that was written (re-edited, recited, and rehashed many times since), how is it that an essay from 1996 still holds relevancy? Is it a taboo for a designer to not be = designer and able to do something else?