Is working for an agency really so awful?

almost 7 years ago from Al M, Designer

  • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

    However for the most part, you will be doing minor incremental improvements to already successful products and getting better at corporate politics rather than design.

    That's not entirely true. Working for big a company usually means working at an organization that moves at a slower pace, but it doesn't mean all projects and aspects of the work will move slower than an agency.

    Speaking from that experience, of course there are lots of legacy systems or dated business practices we might have, but working to fix big problems in a big machine to make it better is a super exciting challenge for me.

    PS: You can see recent examples of big companies learning to ship great design in IBM Design, Microsoft and Android.

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