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Design your own controversy.

Design your own controversy.

Posted Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Canadian government logo competition infuriates graphic designers.

Over the years the DIA and most other major design organisations have expressed their strong opposition to speculative design work, otherwise known as free pitching.

Despite this opposition, the combined pressures of too many people claiming to be designers competing for too little work, the proliferation of computer skills and software programmes, and the rise of online crowdsourcing ‘design’ sites like 99designs, means that the problem of free pitching remains a hot topic in the design profession.

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‘As a Textile Designer, I think it's important to be involved with an association that supports our industry.’

‘I have been a member since the Australian Textile Design Association merged with the DIA.’

‘As well as the many professional benefits available to all DIA members, my membership of the Textile Practice Group also provides a forum to network and discuss issues specific to textile designers.’

Peter Salvatore Gandolfo off the cuff

Peter Salvatore Gandolfo

Managing Partner, Partners Legal, and DIA Legal Advisor

Lives:
Melbourne

Likes:
A sea of brown and gold at the MCG on Grand Final day; Puccini; ‘la famiglia’ (the family)

Best design I've seen lately:
Citroen C6

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