The motion to be debated:
Formal design education is necessary for practicing designers.
Wednesday, February 13th @ 6:30pm
Parsons The New School For Design,
Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street
So you spent 2-4 years of your life dabbling in "experimental" typography, producing faux packaging for high-end artisanal ramen (while subsisting on the low-end stuff), and pumping out unsolicited rebrands that would make any stodgy corporation look like a post-war era retro dream—and you got the portfolio to prove it.
Everyone is looking for a leg up, a workaround the mediocre middle. Is a formal design education the best way to get there?
Practitioners, professionals, thinkers, scholars. Hustlers, hackers, bootstrappers, ballers. It's time to bring your A-game and settle the score. Is it the dawn of the DIYers, the age of self-taught talent? Is design education outdated, outmoded? Or does a formal design education still make the grade?
The professional association for design.
Arguing For The Motion
Partner at Pentagram
No one chiller, idea distiller, industry pillar, serial thriller, the occasional whiskey swiller, and (debaters beware) rhetorical killer. (and thanks for being our last minute auditorium filler).
Arguing Against The Motion