Untrained ‘oik’ throws down the gauntlet

Mike Murphy’s letter (DW 6 November) illustrated my point completely – people can go to college as long as you like but you’re either creative or you’re not (Letters, DW 31 October).

I’m justified in calling myself a designer – whether or not I’ve had a single day’s training.

Unless I’m mistaken, John Lennon and Paul McCartney never went to music school – did neither have the right to be called a musician?

I challenge you. Set a mock design assignment for an advertisement and put an “oik” like me against any “professional” design company out there. I hear the sound of “creatives” scuffling for cover.

Richard Crow


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