Depends on if they learned and copied this trick or actually discovered this by first identifying the problem and experimenting with the solution.
Even if someone was able to find a good hack, I don’t think it makes them a designer. I believe design has a huge component of ‘intention’, the whole argument ‘everyone is a designer’ undermines the whole craft and those who spend their lives perfecting it.
But I do agree, it’s a craft that can be learnt and be taught.
Nice work btw, really like the humor and your writing style. :)