Which reminds me...
The excerpt from the BLS report that inspired my last post title reminds me that I have some beef with designers not respecting writers much. Since I started here I've been hearing Scott go on and on about how designers are undervalued and people need to really trust designers and include them in the beginning of whatever process is happening, from product development to website construction and on. And on.
Well, that's how I feel about writers. It seems to me people think writers can just step in at the end and either clean things up or create something that will fit into some weird structure that doesn't make informational sense. If a writer had been included from the beginning, there could be better information shared with less filler crap, presented in a clearer structure.
Also, it will prevent the rash of typos that I see on every - and I mean every - AIGA Los Angeles poster I have ever seen. It drives me crazy! Designers are supposed to obsess over the details, everything is there for a reason, no room for anything that isn't beautiful.
On the AIGA Portfolio Day poster, the web address is wrong.