The first internship is always a scary one. The second, third and fourth are no less intimidating; so when the internship exceeds your expectations, celebration is surely in order.
The occurrence of so-called “fast food design”, where design products are generated almost automatically, is a direct result of another phenomenon, Design Singularity. Singularity in design is when effective design trends are overabundantly evident in all sorts of designs, regardless of industry or character.
Tab, tab, tab. Voila! The developer once again saves the day. But, is it really that easy?
When a designer presents their work to you, they are willing and able to defend their design choices. (This does not mean they should get defensive about it. There’s an important difference.)