12.3.06

無限on Q

我在古早的時候,曾經有病呻吟我們這個行業問題多多,而其中一個大問題就是切雞屍從來未被當成是一門專業。醫生開藥,無人會過問成份,冇人會問你開乜野藥俾我呀大夫?(柏楊在《中國人,活得好沒有尊嚴》一書亦曾提及這種現像) 去眼鏡舖驗視力,無人會質疑那份數據的可信性。唯獨做切雞,份print out都未乾已經被客人插到體無完膚,試圖一齊「討論」,對方就算詞窮到谷底都還有一記殺手澗:「靚唔靚o既野好主觀o既!」,說時滿面得色,完全不明白自己的無知。既然要用自己那套準則去評審的話何不自己落手落腳做更省時間?我供埋你去讀腦環同又點話?反正在他們眼中都是擺圖砌字的作業已而。

有人以「無限Q」作生意手法,問題不在於頂唔頂爛市,要鬥平的話,早晚會有比他更平的傻仔。「無限Q」反映的問題,是有人願意更進一步淪為客戶手上的一隻滑鼠 — —錢我就係收咁少架勒,但一定服待到你舒舒服服,大家一場賓主無謂拗頸,你鐘意點改咪點改~~係o既係o既。當然,人家如何做生意是他家的問題,尊嚴與否,干我屁事?但問題是當這個行業本身已經毛病多多的時候,為何還要在傷口灑鹽呢?無心教育大眾,都唔好帶壞d細路呀!七千大元請個fresh grat 做人隻mouse日日砌無腦稿,何苦來哉?當教育都已經做得不好時,為何還要對班新仔搏命落毒?我相信當大家的水平繼續地向下墮時,所帶來的影響絕對不只限於這種個別的「咭片皇功能組別」,而會是全面性的;當壞品味都能夠人傳人的時候,我們有好大機會連懂得講「靚唔靚o既野好主觀o既!」這句話的顧客都無緣再見 — 仲邊駛拗?話事果位係佢地,唔係你呀~!



昨日去了sandy choi 的一個小型超迷你conference,雖然未至於滿載而歸,但多少堅定了我的一些想法,下回再續。

3 Comments:

Anonymous stanley yung said...

This is the first time I came in to your blog as someone linked me to here.

After reading your post; I have a deep understanding on what you are saying since I have been in the local design field for a while and would like to share few thoughts with you.

Being a designer is not easy, physically and emotionally as well. When young designer entering the field with "talent" and "personality" as their primary assets at an age(I am saying designer in 20-30) are not exactly kids anymore but surely not responsible professional/adult yet. Those designers are facing the difficulty of fear itself.

To say that because I have been through it; this is an important moment one has to ask oneself “where is my soul?” if one doesn’t know what it is then such kid is not going to be a designer for sure. If one knows, and willing to stand strong with his/her personal integrity, then I am sure such kid will become designer. (I use the word “designer” here means “good/professional designer only).

To be a designer is very hard. This applies to all the places not only in Hong Kong. I hope the young designer stand strong and think about him/herself internally, ask dumb questions such as “what is design”, “who am I”, “where is my soul” and so on…Those questions are not easy for one to answer; in fact, there is not answer to that. But just think about it deeply by yourself and you may see a fuzzy direction. If you do see it, and brave enough willing to face it with your faith; I would say “kid, welcome abroad”.

There will not be bad client but only bad “designer”. When a client say “靚唔靚o既野好主觀o既”, I hope designer think about their work first. Designer must think about their work from the audience’ point of view and explain the idea to your client in such way; I do think it will help you. I have done bad jobs too, but when I look back, I always pick up few things I have been missing.

Stand strong my dear designer friend, the sky is not limited. People do bad design jobs, let them to. They need to do it in order to live.

I hope what I said is helpful for you!

Stanley Yung

22/3/06 22:26  
Blogger 朋友 said...

Hi Stanley, welcome here and thx for the comment, I can't agree more with that.
我都好同意,唔好成日屌d客,有d客要食屎俾屎佢食,fine。但唔係個個都係咁,都有識食好野的,難得遇著呢客都仲當人係傻仔俾d行貨人就係個designer有問題,我都遇唔少呢類切雞屍,其實成日想寫篇野講呢類人,但比較難落筆。

23/3/06 00:56  
Blogger Enoch said...

hi Mr. Friend, did you say you went to Sandy Choi's conference and got "something"? I wish to know what it is, did you blog it down already?...let me know, thankssss!

13/2/08 14:17  

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