Will Robots Replace Designers?

Not The Good Ones — Here’s Why.

Stephanie Asmus
Branding101

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When I was pursuing my degree in graphic design, my advisor strongly urged me to consider a degree in print production — claiming it was more stable and had more job opportunities than design careers. This was 2005, we still had no idea how big and powerful the digital age was.

Here in 2019, I’ve been pretty proud of myself for steering away from the floundering industry of print and opting for the more digital prevalent trend of graphic design.

However, as we reach 2020, the design industry isn’t feeling as cush as it once did. Logos and ads can be designed from a phone using free apps. Websites can be designed by anyone, with a few clicks, for basically free. Humans will crank out a design for $5.

Not great news for designers who require actual money for a logo or website…which is most of us.

So what does this mean for graphic designers?

Are we dead?

Are we the travel agents, Kodak film, or the floppy disc?

Not if we do our jobs.

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Stephanie Asmus
Branding101

Austin-based designer, writer, and entrepreneur. www.stephasmus.com | IG/@stephasmus