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What is the appropriate action(s) to deal with this, objectively? There might be a little bit more to this and I will speak from my developmental experiences. That said we do not know if the volunteer was in communication with head committee and knew about the changes and requested them. So depending on the organization atmosphere it will really ...


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She mentioned that the head committee member liked and approved it. Why she did not knew she needed to address you in the first place? Make things clear, define the proper channels. She skipped you, let us assume she is just a noob, so the responsable to make things clear is you. If you are not recognized as the head of the department talk to the ...


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I work as a graphic designer for a church and have run into this sort of things many times over the last 5+ years. Just check your pride, sometimes it hurts when someone else's work gets approval over yours especially when you put your heart into it. But you're not wrong that it isn't their place to make those kind of changes. Speak with your oversight about ...


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I have been running a personal website for 15+ years together with the usual Behance and Linkedin profiles. In my case i constantly (weekly) get new project quotes via Google searches that land people on my website. Only a few times (under 2%) did i get contacted via Behance and almost never via Linkedin, although i am also keeping these accounts updated ...


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As mentioned in other answers, this does not just go for Design, but for any skill. The root of the problem is in the fact that everyone starts out as unconsciously incompetent, the first of the phases of mastering a skill. The beginner does not see things they could do wrong because of their lack of skill. It is only when someone becomes consciously ...


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...increased DPI... only its effectible print size. Nop. That is PPI. DPI is a printer capability unit. I think the root of the problem is that the dpi is widley known because for a time was an important issue to buy a printer. This unit was adopted as image quality. A scanner was thought as just the input part of the same ecosystem. The people just ...


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Those terms are largely misunderstood for two reasons: Most people do not really understand what units are. Units have been taught to most by memorization, and quite lot of it, without much deep thought put into the subject. Since this kind of learning worked for most purposes for other units then they think it works for this too. From this follows that ...


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My 2 cents. (Some special cases not taking into account like blind persons) I. Drawing One of the first activities that an infant do, inclusive before talking or walking is grab a crayon and do some lines. Culturaly, drawing it is taken as a medium of expression. And this is reinforced a lot with complements "Oh what a great drawing". < This is in most ...


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Because good design is 99% invisible. So because they don't see it, they don't notice how hard it actually is.


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People assume it's easier than it is because the production work has moved almost 100% to PCs, and people know that computers have taken a lot of the difficulty out of it. Anyone can now do 'graphic design' in the sense of putting words and images and colors on a page and having multiple copies spit out of a printer. It might even look good and the words ...


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I'm not a graphics designer, but I don't think the issue you're describing is in any way specific to graphics design. I think that if you look hard enough, you can find this is issue in any field -- I know I've seen it in software development, for example. There's something in psychology called the Dunning–Kruger effect, which I think is related. It is a ...


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Basically people aren't very good at recognising what they can't do. This is a general rule with a few possible outcomes: They put out junk designs without realising it. They find someone more confident (not necessarily competent). They realise it's hard and either. Give up or Carry on because they have no choice (this is where I fit best) I've ...


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It's because of the I can do that reflex. Let's look at the difference between painting and designing. Any experienced designer can tell you that there is very little difference in effort between doing a beautiful painting and creating a beautiful design. Everything up to the actual creation of the work is exactly the same: imagining, composing in your ...


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Speaking as someone who doesn't do this professionally, I'd say people assume it's easy as a result of naive ignorance, since it's something that the general public would never see behind the curtain. Before I started learning it myself, I never really thought it was "easy", but I also never ranked it very far up in my mind on the scale of "difficult things ...


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It's a simple answer really, low barrier to entry. No school requirement No certifications or accreditation required Most people already own a computer so capital investment is very low too. Even on the highest end you're talking about maybe $3,000 in top of the line software and hardware It's like the tagline from the game Othello, "A minute to learn a ...


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There are a couple of ways to approach this question: in relation to someone new to doing graphic design, and someone new to paying for it. It's true, graphic design is easy to jump into - anyone can get a computer, download the software and within ten minutes have a state-of-the-art setup on par with the best designers out there. And you can learn the ...


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My opinion (as a part-time web developer with low-mid graphic skills): People only see the result. They know nothing about your thoughts and ideas. Recreating graphic design is pretty easy (compared to Photoshop speedpaintings or handmade illustrations for example). As you pointed out above, dividing a circle into five pieces isn't hard. It's a ...



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