Monday, February 09, 2009

The Value of a Designer

I'll be back later today with a post about my beautiful daughter who turns two today(!), but in the meantime I'm posting a link to the blog of a designer for whom I have great respect.

http://www.modeknit.com/2009/02/valuing-our-work.html

As an architect and a scenic designer I know how important it is to value the work of a designer/artist in every field and how easy it is for that value to be lost in today's society. No one questions how much a lawyer or an accountant charges them per hour, but many people think they can buy some software and design the house of their dreams better than a pricey architect. Many people feel no remorse if they purchase pirated movies or burn copies of their friends cds or illegally download other copyrighted material from the internet.

I'm not here to argue about what the right way is to distribute copyrighted content or to try to inspire guilt in anyone. I'm just hoping that my readers will think about how their actions affect those who try to make a living with any sort of creative pursuit. And to let you all know that if you ever ask me again to make you a copy of a knit or crochet pattern that I paid for, it isn't personal when I tell you "No". :-)

2 comments:

Beth, Dave and Cori said...

Happy 2nd birthday Heather!!

K,S,M and R M said...

Interesting topic! I look forward to the review of Heather's birthday.