Designers & age

over 5 years ago from Joao Carvalho, UX Designer

  • Timothy McKennaTimothy McKenna, over 5 years ago

    This is definitely a thought provoking question and honestly something that I have been mulling over myself. I'm 33 and I have been professionally working as a designer for 12 years....but I've been looking at my career and life to figure out where I want to go in the future. There are young designers who are self taught/coming right out of school with technical chops I had develop over my career...or that I never had (and want...such as motion graphics). For me, I have been moving more towards the creative direction route with the eventual goal of moving into the C-level. I've toyed around with the idea of starting my own studio...but for me...if I am going to start a'd be a brewery.

    14 points
    • Johan Horn, over 5 years ago

      I'd love being a bartender. Maybe designers are drawn to alcohol...

      1 point
      • Timothy McKennaTimothy McKenna, over 5 years ago

        Well if I brew it, you can serve it. I'm a big fan of making beer and in my area there has been an explosion of craft breweries..some good, some eh. I wouldn't be surprised though as a whole that designers would be drawn to alcohol...if not for the social lubrication and relaxation....definitely the packaging and branding. I am not ashamed to say I have picked beer based on a label design.

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    • Nick MorrisonNick Morrison, over 5 years ago

      My backup plan is brewing, so let me know when you start.

      1 point