Are contemporary designers at risk of becoming jacks of all trades and master of, well, not very much at all? Rachael McKinnon peruses the trade-off of specialisation versus generalisation.
Issue #47, September-October 2013
In the 'design issue' of 2013, we investigate the matter of boutiques versus behemoths: is being a Jack of all trades (or a Jill) good for your design career? Plus we visit an innovative West Auckland designer coffin maker who puts a bit of life back into the business of death, we sit down for a cuppa with Callaghan Innovation CEO Mary Quin, and we get all etiquette-y by looking at finishing school for startups – aka San Francisco.Subscribe
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