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SpecFM / Design
Recently I've been thinking about the ambiguity of the title "designer". At this point in time, it's pretty much synonymous with visual artist, or someone who works with graphics and visuals. I know in more progressive countries people are starting to understand that a designer is not just someone who pushes pixels, but I still feel like the title is fairly vague.
Take for example where I live, Indonesia. I asked a couple of people from here today what they thought a designer was, and most of the responses I got were "people who do photoshop and stuff". However, I would sometimes consider myself a designer, even though I prefer using Gliffy over figma/sketch, or that I know more about UML and Class Diagrams than I do about typography or colour theory and what not.
I'm not knocking the title in anyway, I just had a few thoughts regarding this and wanted to see if anyone on here shared the same sentiments or could give me more insight into this.