Last week, a rather spirited discussion arose after there was an announcement by Chris Brogan saying that he was looking into launching a design contest on 99designs. Well, needless to say, a handful of designers were quick to react and try and educate Mr. Brogan about their surprise and disapproval of such an idea. After much back and forth, Chris posts the question, “Designers: so besides cost, educate a business person why one beats the other. Blog your answers? I’ll link to a few in my post.” It’s interesting that he would ask this question, because it appears that this isn’t readily apparent to the average business owner. Well, I am here to help.
One of the many types of illustration work I am getting more calls for is for information graphics. Not just icons, but technical illustration either for instruction manuals, posters or labels. Some would say it’s dry stuff, but somehow I like the challenge of taking the engineer’s scribbles and notes and making it work into something useful and cool.