Q: I’m starting to worry about the future of design. I see how good standard web templates are, and see stuff like design by Artificial Intelligence, and I think design might not have been a great career choice.
A: You have nothing to fear but fear itself. Fear, and algorithms.
It seems like a scary time, right? It has never been easier for designers and non-designers to create great websites that even five years ago would have cost a fortune to build. Look at services like Squarespace for example — nine bucks a month, press a couple of buttons and beep-boop, there’s your website. Hell, even I run a couple of sites on Squarespace.