Does your job title command the respect that it deserves?
“Another problem for web designers; it’s not a field that confers tremendous respect, even if you say you are just a designer there is a great deal more respect that comes with it than if you say you are a web designer.” – Jeffrey Zeldman
Jeffrey Zeldman discussed this in a talk he did at Gain, the AIGA Business and Design Conference held back in October of 2008. Do take a moment and watch his presentation.
I thought this would be an opportune time to ask such a question after what I hope was a very good and relaxing holiday period with friends and family for everyone.
Zeldman notes that Architects, Attorneys and Surgeons all confer tremendous respect, even Designers do, but not Web Designers? I hesitantly have to agree. Although of late a wider assortment of job titles are springing up that are a little more focused, such as Information Architect or User Experience Designer, 2008 sure was a good year for buzz words.
Do you feel that our job titles command the respect that they duly deserve?