I can't stand Sagmeisrer & Walsh and all the design nepotism in NYC.

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Collins is the best place for design right now, I would say S&W hasn’t been too relevant since 2012-2014. Sagmeister is a great person but the way their studio operates just isn’t sustainable or fair to their workers. The pay is beyond abysmal. Like I kid you not you’d make more driving Uber. but the talent they have can easily demand a day rate five times what they’re paying them (especially people with 3D skill sets.) It pisses me off. Also Walsh’s obsession with her self image and 24/7 work output is frankly a poor role model to young female designers. We shouldn’t have powerful women telling us we need to be beyond perfect to succeed, I think Tracey Ma is a far better role model in contemporary design.

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That OP isn’t there

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You can only edit in the five mins after you post

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What's wrong with S&W?

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Well I have no desire to be there. The work looks mostly the same and they're so over hyped in the design community with a lot of free press. Its just trendy and I don't think I'd build a long term brand around that. Jessica Walsh is a very condescending person.

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I agree tho.

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This was my problem with Pentagram about 15 years ago as well. Having a homogeneous design ecosystem is uninspiring and a huge bummer.

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Pentagram is a unique animal in that every partner operates their own mini studio within the agency. There are some that have been consistently fantastic while others struggle, you have to take into account not everything you see coming out of Pentagram is touched by Paula Scher.

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I love Tracy Ma, been following her since bizweek.

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FYI my phone keyboard is awful in this app. Also why can't we edit posts already.

I can edit posts. Use the arrow to the right of the post.

Thay bums me out because I really had a boner for pentagram since undergrad.

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