Monday, April 11, 2011
I came across this article and thought that was mentioned is true. Author Oleg Mokhov breaks down his reasons why designing the current trends hurts you as a designer. The first on the list is "Your work will become dated". This is very true, because trends come and go. It is very beneficial financially to capitalize on trendy designs, but you risk losing business after the trend has faded. I do believe that you do need to see what is out there, but you shouldn't force yourself to do what's "hot" at the time since you risk developing yourself as a designer.
1-Your work will become dated
2-You'll make unnecessary work for yourself
3-Clients won't necessarily come to you
You can read the rest of the article and the reasons in dept then draw your conclusion on the subject here.