Why UI designers won’t be unemployed soon
Santiago Baigorria

I think sometimes we tend to underestimate our work, and think the things we do are obvious and easy, and if you assume it’s easy — then everybody can do it and your job is useless.
Hate using clichés, but Steve Jobs actually said it best: “When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.”
Fact is, things that are obvious to us after years of experience, aren’t that obvious to others. Just like you say, we see it everyday — even when using frameworks, guidelines, libraries, there is a lot of no-so-good designs out there. Sometimes it’s plain usability issues, sometime just lack of ability to see that things aren’t aligned to the grid or that there is too much or too little white space, sometimes it’s an item that didn’t fall into the framework mold and needed to be designed from scratch.
I do agree that it’s a area that’s always changing, and we have to adapt and learn constantly, but that’s true for most types of work these days, and that’s what makes it interesting.