In creative industries, if a designer is working for a larger organisation, then all of her work is owned by that organisation. It doesn't matter if she is working in client services for an agency/studio or working in-house: The work is owned by the parent organisation.
The issue comes when a designer worked on a piece of design and then needs to show pieces in her folio for prospective new jobs. What is appropriate to claim in this scenario? How can the skill of an individual designer be appropriately assessed from a folio that includes collaborative work?
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- We referenced the episode with Debbie Millman.
- David Edelman's _Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain is a great book about how thoughts and consciousness come to exist.
- Here's an article describing Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's Articulated Intersect, the lights over Hobart during this year's Dark Mofo festival.
- Find out more about Dieter Rams.
- The Sony designer Ross may have been thinking of is Teiyu Goto. Here he is talking about designing Playstation 3.
- But it wasn't. It was actually Nobutoshi Kihara. (updated July 14, 2014)