N.C. Winters is always drawing. When he isn't making comics, doodling or working as a freelance graphic artist, he spends his time painting pretty pictures for galleries from his home studio in sunny southern California.
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HAHAHAHA! awesome! soo true :p
LMAO! Funniest for sure!
Thanks! Keep Rocking!
It’s a cool cartoon and all, but I really do hate to compare web developers with physicians. Sorry.
LOL, I love this one. Sums up other fields like programming, systems and database administration. Just you know PHP, some MySQL, and a Linux distro doesn’t make you an expert in any field
Oh great! Thanks for posting my new email signature! That should help my “designer” clients quite a bit!
Ain’t it the truth, then again… the irony is what makes it so funny. Love these cartoons N.C.!
This is gold. I need to send this to my uncle who thinks because he can resize something in illustrator that makes him a designer.
Muhehe. I can remember dozens amateur discussions about the “better” and “proffesional” software, where designer was judged by his soft…
When I told family that I had just finished a digital media course, and that it was basically web design that I learned about, my 30-something cousin…
“Oh I’m thinking about getting into web design. There’s lots of money in it and I have this program called coverpage or something which makes it really simple, I wont need to do anything.”
I love freelance Freedom
Heh, awesome. This is very true! A lot of my friends have asked me to help them get started, saying that it can’t be that hard and will only take a few days to get into it, all they need is a book to tell them what to do. =/
So true!! I met a guy on an Action Script3 update course, he was exactly like this. He bought the whole creative suite but his portfolio looks like sh*t.
Ha….this is hilarious because im a web developer at a medical school! I have even had a medical student try to one up my design in some lame dumbed down version of flash….things were flying across the screen! All the while he thinks his design is more professional….
I know I’m overthinking this, but it’s just a funny thought…Why was he carrying around a stethescope? I’ve been watching this strip for a a while and this designer main character is the wierdest guy I’ve ever seen. lol.
Simply clever, brilliant
I was wondering if this would ever be an FF topic! Great
Man,this is so true!
I love it!
Wow, really cool, true, and so funny. Thanks, man
funny but true,
Nobody is declared a professional writer just because they know their way around MS Word!
The same should apply with other fields, esp creative.
That made me laugh! Good one!
This one is my favorite!
LOL, I know quite a few individuals who instead of paying a developer/designer; like me or you – will use software or frontpage to design a site and I just laugh. I love how someone can click a few buttons and consider themselves a true dev… HIlarious!
Muahaha! Love these cartoons!
haha! Liked this one! Well Put
Strikes me as a little bitter.
If you have talent, you will succeed without having to belittle people who want to try something on their own.
I wonder how many designers run every bit of text they work on by an editor (since designers aren’t degreed in English)?
There are lots of terrible degreed designers who turn out terrible work. There are a lot of people without degrees who turn out wonderful work.
I don’t think you get the point of the cartoon. So many people believe that being a dev is all about owning the expensive packages associated with that industry and that somehow owning a copy of photoshop is a rights of passage. The cartoon is simply saying just because you own professional software does NOT make you a professional, years of experience and knowledge does whether you have a degree or not.
Haha, that’s good… except that being a doctor requires a phD, and being a designer doesn’t require a degree of any kind (not to say you wouldn’t benefit by getting one).
Same applies to photography. Too many people now get a digital SLR and start XYZ photography.
I think this applies to everything that has to do with doing business online LOL people thinks it’s so easy to just buy something and they’re all set for business! hehe
So true xD
Thanks for reminding us that design is about _the design_, not the latest software.
(I admit it, I’m still using CS2)
Stereotype of all the “webdesigners” out there.
Thanks for sharing.
110% true.. most of my friends bought this dslr camera and suddenly the called themselves Professional Photographers what the heck….. their portfolio doesn’t fit their title.
I wrote a similar sentiment in my blog. I have been in argument with this kind of attitude(anyone can be a artist/designer) stuff since college. Starting with my classmates who took up a course in Art because it’s the easiest course to enroll in. And more so now with the advent of computer graphic software, where you can call yourself a designer with a few clicks of a mouse.
While I see what the cartoon is getting at, this kind of stuff is very discouraging for those of us starting out. I have been slowly working my way into graphic design over the years (as a HOBBY, not a business) and all I’ve been meet with is criticism (and I didn’t show any work!) and a general negative attitude. No one has been helpful with my inquiries, and since I didn’t go to school for it, it’s like I can’t be let into this little club.
It’s the snobbery of the industry and the people in it that turns people off, not the prices.
Unless you believe your blessed by the Almighty, it all depends on who’s logged in more productive, analytical, determined, obbsessive, knowledge seeking hours, whether its self-taugh or instructed. Although, a “steady hand” and an “eye” for the job can certainly accelerate your learning curve and skill.
so sad, so true…
Sad but so, so, true. I’ve seen this happen way to many times.
/sends to all current and future clients
True…Its not the software that makes u a good designer..Its about the talent of the artist and how he utilizes the software.There is a lot of people out there with degrees in Graphic Design,Web,etc..But that doesn’t mean that they will be more successful nor better than the graphic artist without the degree.
Its about who has talent and (in there mind) unlimited creativity!
I have no degree and mostly self taught.Been drawing ever since I could pic a pencil.I have been using corel draw for many years and are still learning.And I feel like I can design or create with the best of them.
But my personal experience in speaking with so-called liberated women bears this out. ,
my thoughts exactly
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