Jeremy Zilar is the Content Strategist and Blog Specialist at The New York Times where he has overseen the launch of over 200+ blogs and real-time news publishing.
I often express (internally) a great deal of disdain and dismissal for most types of blatant design superiority. And I will be the first to admit that these feelings are inherently in conflict and are not particularly constructive emotions to have. In fact, any feelings of superiority, whether witnessed or personally held do more to inhibit my ability to learn and see value in the world.
That is why I appreciate Ryan Singer’s grounding comment about the highly ridiculed font, Comic Sans:
There must be some value in Comic Sans if millions of non-designers choose to use it on their signs and memos. Designers should be curious about this instead of feeling superior about it.
Curiosity and hard work always win out.