When you envision an iconic “Great Designer” you might picture someone flanked by super models, dressed head to toe in black, wearing sunglasses while flash bulbs pop off around them. Does this sound like anyone you know? Me neither. Realistically, the majority of exhibit designers driving the creative solutions of our industry are grinding it out in relative anonymity.
However, when it comes to creative types, you can’t rule out a designer who never got their degree. On the flip side, someone with a Master’s Degree does not necessarily mean they are more creative or experienced.
Most Designers grind out an existence in relative anonymity with their success acknowledged by a desk that can actually see a window (if they are lucky).