Converse: DIY

The other night an intimate group met for our Converse night. The topic was DIY. For those of you that couldn’t make it out or decided to spend the evening outside, here is a recap of what we talked about!

  • Non-graphic design DIY seems to be a great outlet for inspiration for designers.
  • DIY seems to be something popular with people in their 20s and 30s, but that after some financial stability has formed, people seem more likely to be willing to hire a professional to do the task.
  • For people that are trying to do graphic design type DIY, they are more likely the clients that wouldn’t want to seek a professional designer anyhow because they are wanting to conserve costs.
  • It is still bothersome for designers though when designers witness poor Photoshop work or bad kerning, but perhaps we just need to know when to keep things things to ourselves and let the person be proud of what they accomplished on their own.

Converse is our roundtable event regularly occurring on the third Thursday of odd numbered months. Each event focuses on a different topic for discussion. Email if you have any questions or if you would like to suggest a topic for a future Converse night.

By AIGA Baltimore
Published March 16, 2012