I was speaking with a coworker today who is an architect, and she was confused when I didn’t have the knowledge / background about what she was talking about. I think it’s rather interesting that so many of my coworkers come from architectural, industrial or interior backgrounds, and therefore just assume that I do to. I don’t think our worlds could be further apart sometimes. Yet at the same time, they’re so similar. It still boggles me on a daily basis how one can look at these miniscule technical drawings and see the bigger picture.
In today’s world it seems as if most fields are beginning to meld together. For the most part, no one is a true graphic designer any more. Not in the sense of Paul Rand or Saul Bass. With all of the push in schools for students to cross collaborate with other fields. I wonder if maybe the push for graphic designers to pair up with multi media designers should be balanced with other fields such as interior design or architectural design. I mean… there’s so much exhibit work and environmental graphic work out there, that this has to make sense on some level.