As a designer, I notice that when another designer has to change my work because I'm not there to do it in time for a deadline, it feels wrong. It feels like, even though I know that I technically don't own the design, my employer does, I still kinda own it. The other designer changes it in a way that I don't really approve of and I lose this overall feeling of pride and ownership that I had on the piece.
Design is sort of an opinion thing.. something that you feel. I'm not sure how a team would effectively collaborate on something so subjective.
That being said, it's difficult to imagine that on large-stake big-money projects ( large corporation logo redesign for example), there aren't four or five designers working on that logo. Because otherwise why would the process be so expensive? Or rather, would a company really put that much confidence in any one designer?
So I'm curious: Does this feeling of ownership apply to all designers, or is this a problematic personal view that I need to get rid of? Do designers work on the same task (logo, icon, menu, etc) in groups?
I understand that things like hand animated movie scenes and 3D scene renderings take big teams of people, with different specializations in different areas - that's not what I'm talking about here. I'm asking specifically about things that could effectively be done by a single designer.
If designers do work in groups on the same task, and anyone has some experience that they could share on working in a team on the same task, I would be really interested to know how that works, and what the process is like.