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Friday, September 16, 2011


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Who cares? I got enough crops planted in Farmville to feed my family for years.

That's "Floodwaters©," Edwina

Rising floodwater lifts all boats.

Shit! Now my ex-wife knows how much I make.

Not all art directors make 6 figures, please don't stereotype the poor souls that are working their ass of for pennies. Flooding is good, it weeds out the bad ones and maybe I can have my 6 figures job back.

Uh duh. No wonder you got laid off -- you’re a tard. Srsly. Did you flunk reading comprehension?

I got news for you, Laid Off, you’re already under water.

“Disaster good! Me like!” Laid Off sounds like a typical art director: dumb as a box of crayons.

Display advertising of any kind, print or web, is going to be gone in a few years. Social media requires little design skill. Most people will access the web off their phones and if a page won't load within a second or two (and good luck with that if you have ATT), it's useless. They're already being stripped down to basically text. Fancy schmancy rich media sites will look as quaint as one-sheets in a few years. Streaming will eliminate the need for DVD art.

I'm just waiting for one of the studios to take the leap and release a film without a poster. It's bound to happen sooner rather than later.

Producers cant hang facebook in their office. I hear tv is going to kill off movies, and we will all be flying our own planes to work soon.

Facebook is the future AOL (or better yet, Prodigy.) "Like" R.I.P.

Hey BitterLemon only old people have offices.

omg, there won't be any need for artists/designers anymore....hurry get out while you can...save yourselves!!!! take up that exciting career in telemarketing you always wanted! hurry, operators are standing by.

BitterLemon is right on. As long as there are eye sore digi boards, billboards, tall walls, busses, bus benches/shelters,etc. (ummm, until the end of the world) there will be work for art directors and designers.

I think the point is that the work will remain but wages will decline.

A recent study by the global management consulting firm Hay Group found that planned salary increases for 2011 are at 3 percent for clerical, supervisory, middle management and executive positions.
The 3 percent increase is below the 4.5 percent to 5 percent increases common during the beginning of the decade, and the steady 4 percent from 2005 to 2008.
"The past three years have seen the lowest base salary increases that most employees have ever experienced," the study said.

Meanwhile: According to results from The Wall Street Journal/Hay Group direct compensation for CEOs jumped 11 percent in 2010 to $9.3 million.

Will you people please shut up! I’ve got a deadline on this album cover art I’m airbrushing!

"Display advertising of any kind, print or web, is going to be gone in a few years."

Bwaaa HAAA!! Whatever. Put down the crack pipe. Paper will outlast any storage medium/mobile device out there. I'll take the 400 year shelf life of paper to any digital storage medium out there.

This is why I'm trying to get out of the rat race. I'm working on a tampon that can vibrate through WiFi or 3G network from your phone. It will be a big hit.

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