What's After Design?

Your graphic design career is being threatened. I don’t want to sound alarmist, but you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t already think that. 

Stressed out woman looking at computer

I started studying graphic design right when things were shifting from analog to digital. I’ve seen the earth shift like this before. Generative AI’s impact will be even more dramatic than the introduction of desktop publishing software. 

Design jobs will be phased out. Not all of them, but many. 

Everyone is now a designer. You and I are no longer the gatekeepers to good design. We saw it with Canva. And then PowerPoint started to get better with design. And now generative AI has changed everything. Everyone can be the designer they always thought they could be. 

So where does that leave you? 

Design jobs are going to become more sparse. As budgets get cut, some marketing manager will raise their hand and say they can create the images and flyers they need. 

The good thing is that you have unique skills that can be transitioned to adjacent fields. You have to look beyond moving pixels around (sorry for the oversimplification). 

There are areas of design you like better than others. I’ve worked with a lot of designers over the years and everyone has their specific area where they have more fun. Be it typography, photo alterations, or guiding a viewer around an asset, there is something you’re great at. 

I can help you figure out how to convert that specialization into another field. 

I’ve done this myself. I’ve done this for others. Now I can do it for you. 

So, how do you get started? 

  1. Subscribe to the newsletter – This will give you the latest in the industry trends, news, and stories of how others have built their post-design career
  2. Schedule a chat – Let’s talk through what you like and where you can take that
  3. Register for a class – These are still in development, but you can sign up to be alerted when they’re ready.


There’s no magic bullet. But this will help you get started for your eventual career shift. Having gone through this myself, it’s better to take control of your career.