Lack of standards, wrong standards and then slow adoption of good standards — no wonder the diacritics (ăĂ, âÂ, îÎ, șȘ, țȚ) turned into an endangered species. Magazine headlines, television supers and advertisements obliviously disseminate incorrect Romanian spelling, or non-Romanian letters.
I left the Academy of Arts 25 years ago and I mostly practiced design since — with a short (by comparison) intermezzo in advertising. I spent a lot of time in 17 out of those 27 for hiring designers so I think I qualify to give some advice.
I love design, yet I'm filtering it, I'm opting out of it, I'm killing it. I confess: I'm torn.
Talking to one of my colleagues a few days ago I had an epiphany regarding one of the most important — yet underestimated — designer skills: order. Meaningful order.