• Steve O'ConnorSteve O'Connor, over 3 years ago

    Paula Scher, Milton Glaser, Dave Clark, Michael Johnson - practising older designers are rarer, but still around. With an ageing population and poorer pension plans, I expect to see a lot more around in the future.

    There is a perception that the most creative ideas come from younger creatives, but that isn't borne out when you really look at what goes on in agencies. It's a combination of the older and younger minds that really helps.

    Many designers also go off into other fields, or move into management, as a natural progression.

    I'm over the 40 mark, but I see myself continuing to practice. A lot of the time I'm the one with a better eye on the latest trends, which I find odd! A young mind maybe ;) I would be very interested in doing less hands-on and more management though…

    2 points
    • Philip A, over 3 years ago

      Obviously a different industry but Hayao Miyazaki is a great example of a "creative" person whose age has done nothing but increase their ability to create new things.

      3 points