Well said Jesse. You’ve uncovered a really fundamental truth about how many people perceive design.

I like to this of it this way: everyone can participate in the design process — give their feedback based on the lense of their area of expertise. It’s the designer's job to facilitate a process that gets the most value from that feedback, and then figure out how to coherently collate and apply that feedback to improve the design solution. That’s the agency of a designer. They don’t own creativity, they don’t own all the good ideas, and they don’t own the artifacts of their work. The value is in the process. They own the process.

I’m a UX/UI designer from Auckland, New Zealand. Writing about freelancing & business for indie designers & creatives at https://solowork.co

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