Redesigning the Stop Sign

Here’s a parody that aptly illustrates what designers will most likely come across in their careers. The video may be funny to all but some of us know that all too much of it is true. I’m not trying to discourage new designers but rather to offer some insight.

Behind the walls of academia, your professors and mentors will protect you from the harsh realities. When you’re out on your own, you’ll meet clients that will respect you and your work and you’ll work with those that hire you to execute their “design” ideas, as depicted in the video. Wherever your talent and luck will lead you, keep in mind that design isn’t a weapon of mass destruction and should not be used with that intent. Use design as a vehicle to educate and develop the creative industry in our beloved city that is Hong Kong.

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