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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Business of Design: Business Upturn

According to Gordon Kaye, editor of GRAPHIC DESIGN USA newsletter | March 07, one of the dark little secrets that everyone who writes about design knows is that graphic designers tend to be pessimistic by temperment, and to downplay their successes and prospects in business. But the conventional wisdom is turned on its head by the upbeat findings of a Winter 2006-2007 survey by The Industry Measure.

Specifically: 78% of all creative professionals reported that business conditions are as good as or better than in the past 12 months. And the number who said business was poor or very bad fell a few percent.
Solid and positive all around, even a bit sunny. Not to worry, though. This was all before the recent stock market slide so, hey, relax; you can still find something to fret about if that makes you feel comfortable.

Fellow blogger and graphic designer Chris seems to mirror this finding in this recent post as well as this one regarding new work.

( via GDUSA Newsletter )

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Blogger Amy_Kathleen said...

That's pleasant news to hear indeed! Great talking with you yesterday...I am all ears for any new thing to explore!

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