Design graduates lecture the next wave of graduates

With regards to Design Week’s News Analysis on graduate awards schemes (DW 21 March), I think it comes down to the simple fact that supply totally outweighs demand.

Hector Serrano is obviously one of the best graduates of 2000, so it’s ironic that he has to teach to supplement his income. And I agree with him that ‘there are too many designers and not enough studios and consultancies’.

Universities seem to be the largest employers of product designers at the moment. This is evident by the fact that most ads for product designers are for university lecturers. Are we teaching thousands of students to become lecturers in product design, or to be product designers?

Charles Rudge

Struggling freelance designer

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