Saturday, May 2, 2009

Talent reigns supreme in Gen Y

A little while ago I mentioned this wonderful designer called James McDonald from Flockey - you can check out his work in my links section. Through James I was exposed to a young man called Alex. He launched his new look website today, you can check it out here Asnio and I'll be putting a link to him in my link section also.

When I was at college doing web design back in the days when flash released version three and Adobe photoshop was version four. We focused mainly on hidden table layouts with some graphics and told never to use red as it was rude an obtrusive. My career in 'web design' lasted about 8 months before the company I worked for filed for bankruptcy and then I went the easy route and got a government job.

I've not really delved into web-design in about 8 years. I was alright at it, good enough to get a job. I had enough skills to keep the clients happy but I'd never have the ability nor the skills to ever pursue a career in it today. Which brings me to people like Alex and James. Their talent is astounding. Was there something filtered into the water for generation Y which James would be classed as and well Alex is quite young at 15 but I think he just scrapes into the Gen Y area.

The youth of today are always been hacked on about their rudeness and lack of respect. Yet within these two young men I've discovered a wealth of talent, they are both polite and not egotistical. These two men will go onto achieve outstanding results in their chosen career of design. If Gen Y need a poster child to enable them to reinvent themselves - James and Alex would be front runners for that position and the bonus is they'd be able to design the layout of the ad campaign!

That's all I've got.

1 comment:

Alex said...

Wow, thanks a lot for the post. I really enjoyed reading it. :)

I know James on Twitter, we talk every once in a while and he's a really nice guy.

Appreciate the link to my blog, I'm going to add this link to my About page shortly.