Originally Posted by Pollyanna
I've done graphic design too, Steel, and most of it is the latter. A designer can create something appropriate and pleasing without the technology, but technology helps - it's a tool. You only need to look at some home grown websites to see what happens when technology is married to a lack of design skills.
However, like drummers, not all graphic designers are created equal
. Gotta get those chops in there somehow!
Polly, because of that link, you are now my favorite poster.
I'm glad to hear that technology isn't a necessity
for being a designer, but it obviously holds a large amount of workforce in its talons of microchips and processors.