Balancing the right and left brains at work and at home
The inherent challenge of designing within constraints is so great that many simply won’t engage. They won’t even try. Self-professed specialty presentation designers are few and far between, and, frankly, most of them are crap. I’ve interviewed and managed lots of young talent over the last few years, motivated, top-of-their-class visual designers with slick portfolios and advanced skills. And I’ve seen nearly every last one brought to his and her knees in the face of presentation design, turning out shockingly basic layouts with painfully-clichéd stock photography and typography that made me want to gouge my eyeballs (we’re a melodramatic lot).