1. Very cool…it’s always interesting to read about the machinations of the industry in an article written for ‘internal consumption,’ so to speak. So much of the “so you wanna be a designer/programmer/artist” literature is quite generic, but this gave a much better insight into how challenging, and potentially soul-crushing (or super-rewarding) the industry can be.

    Sounds like independents and freelancers might actually be having a better go of things, despite not often receiving the same financial rewards. But, as the article suggests, creative people strive to be creative, to have their ideas heard and implemented — and the industry proper doesn’t always give them that opportunity. Money is nice, but it’s not always the aim. Sad to hear that so many creatives (and their supporters) get burnt out on what they thought/hoped would be the ideal industry in which to realize their visions.

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