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Subject:Re: graphics designer needed for logo help From:Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> To:Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Mon, 25 Apr 2011 13:40:33 -0700
I'm sure I'd get a similar response from most upper management types
about the idea of paying the "winner" $100,000 for a logo design.
The idea of working with students is that they're supposed to get more
out of the arrangement than you do. I doubt I'd be able to sell most
upper management types on that idea, either.
But it sometimes does help make really bad ideas go away.
On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Even with a "grand prize" you won't get the true professionals
> participating in such a game. All whom I know and have worked with
> openly oppose them.
> While engaging students in such activities might seem worthwhile, you
> are only tapping their artistic abilities and not their design
> abilities. Design is not about looks, but about purpose, utility, and
> character. Many artists are ill-equipped to be successful designers,
> and many successful designers couldn't survive as artists.
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