If he's been in the business for 20 years he'll be to old for those!!
Good looking? Film star.
Too old for that too!!!
Not a very positive 1st post I'll admit, but since computers have taken over everyone who can click a mouse seems to be an expert! I'm having an ongoing battle with a marketing manager who hates white space & wants to fill every available space with crap, he even suggested bomb burst the other day!
I just wonder why I bother, the job I use to love has lost it's shine.
You could try doing a bargain/deal with the idiot and suggest that the company puts out one leafet/advert/brochure with your design, monitors the response and if it is a worse response to HIS ideas then you will bow to his superior knowledge and never question his ideas. Then cross your fingers and hope that your version works better than his! Could be risky but might be worth a punt!! As he is the Marketing Manager he should be measuring response to advertising. . . so it might pull him up anyway!
Alternatively, a good, hard punch in the face never hurt anyone (wink!).
I understand.Anybody got any suggestions for an new career for a designer who's been in this industry for 20 years & is sick to death with it?
I've given it serious thought & I have done the odd bit of freelance recently. I'm not sure if the current financial climate is the right time to go it alone, I'm going to have to do something soon before they cart me off in a van in a straitjacket.
I've only just joined here, and it's funny that I've come across this thread. I'm saving very hard to go on a plumbing course as I can't imagine this profession will see me in to retirement.
I've been very lucky to gain various employment over the last 20 years or so but with each redundancy it gets harder to compete with the younger and better qualified designers.