OK, I see, you're in Cambridge. Company is what, 30-40 people? Of which, maybe 3 or 4 would qualify as designers? Meaning maybe 2 of them worked their way into design positions without degrees? I'm just trying to quantify this 50% number into concrete terms.
I don't think it does design aspirants a service, to lead them to think that the degree is unnecessary, that there's an easier path without having to go through the educational process. The path to designer is harder without the degree. I never said it's impossible without the degree. I say, and maintain, that the degree is widely regarded as essential. And with the growth of the industry, its importance is increasing. The circumstances in the past that permitted people to rise to design positions have narrowed since the Frontier has Developed.
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