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How has the internet changed creative industries

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by Jordan, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Jordan

    Jordan Active Member

    Hi All

    Not if I have posted this in the correct section? anyway, I am currently writing an essay on this question. How has the internet changed creative industries? I thought this would be a nice question to post up and see what the general feel of this question is from more experienced designers than myself.
  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    but isn't the essay asking for your opinions....
  3. I second Levi's answer... asking us is irrelevant.. its your thoughts they want to hear about.. not ours.
  4. Jordan

    Jordan Active Member

    I am not asking for you to write my essay, I know that I have to write my own thoughts about the question and then back them up with solid facts and quotes. I just thought it would be a nice question that people could get involved in and talk about how the internet has changed their design process ect.
  5. balders

    balders Member

    How's about you get the ball rolling then Jordan....what are your views on the subject?
  6. Jordan

    Jordan Active Member

    Getting work approved before the internet must have been a very lengthy process either having to post or drive to the client would have taken days. With the internet its literally seconds and its in front of the client this being good for designers and clients but bad for postage companies.
  7. Tom Sound

    Tom Sound Active Member

    Since the Internet we all spend more time online answering questions but spend less money on bike couriers :up:
  8. Jordan

    Jordan Active Member

    My tutor was saying this companies that he used to use in the past for getting work and mock ups to clients have now gone. Before my time really being relatively new to the design industry myself.
  9. sayuraam

    sayuraam Junior Member

    In my point of view i think, it has changed the industry upside down, those days designers go their freedom to work on their own, but now every one try to do our work...since the internet is there, looking other sites and blogs giving bad ideas to the project, which lead to the poor designs.
    because since 2007, i didnt had any issue in producing a good design in the outdoor advertising company. ;)
    the day i start to work as a web designer...things got changed. they start to use me as a tool, which can be implement their ugly designs
  10. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Instant information. Instant stock imagery. Instant feedback. Instant delivery. More competition. Wider availability of resources like ordering materials, looking online for work, etc.

    And this that we're doing right now. Easy, free discussion between designers separated by huge distances.
  11. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    I miss CowGum.
  12. Tom Sound

    Tom Sound Active Member

    And letraset....sigh.... and drawing boards, you haven't lived till you've got a bit of drawing board wire stuck in your finger... :(

  13. ahhh CowGum.. now that was some strong ****!
  14. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?
  15. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    back to slicing bread.

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