“Anyone can design” said the learned Professor, ” But not everyone can be good at it.”
Like Meryl Streep (sic), designers too are considered overrated for the work they do by many people.
The circles, squares, shapes and other random stuff which looks so simplistic is part of a finished composition, might appear “kiddish” to the average person viewing it.
They might get the “feel” and sense of completion but at back of many minds is perhaps the thought:
“Did I really pay so much for this? I could have done this myself. Wait a minute, my kid could have done that!”
And so we end up sometimes paying more for elaboration of ornament and lesser for minimalism.
Many people are drawn to well finished (intangible) product or design without really knowing what pulls them to it.
Designers too get caught in their own web and sometimes not know where to keep the pen down.
The matrix is not set. Beauty is not tangible.
I could have explained in detail, but I’d rather you go to a design school to learn.
That was a bad ending wasn’t it? That is what might happen when a non designer tries to design. A True designer, however, tries to finish the story.