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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Image courtesy The New Yorker

Sometime in 2017 I found myself feeling pointedly uncomfortable each time I looked for new work. I am an accomplished designer, animator and illustrator. …

There are two ads on Instagram that are regularly served up to me. The first is a series of photos of a suspiciously attractive Millennial couple traveling the world and purportedly working remotely. …

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If one is to believe employment postings, annual job reviews and even to some extent design publications then one could be forgiven for thinking that a Visual/Graphic Designer in 2019 is a mythical creature.

Below is an excerpt of a “normal” online job description. It is for a Graphic Design position. Not senior level, not UI, just a Designer.

• Up to date with industry leading software and technologies

• Highly proficient in all design aspects

• Proven track record of award winning design solutions

• Commission illustrators and photographers when needed

• Professionalism regarding time, costs and deadlines

• Advise clients on strategies to reach a particular…


Craig Hansen

Visual Designer. Owner and Lead Designer Studio Principle. Husband, surfer, painter and ex pat.

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