Civil Rights vs. the Right of Refusal

As the supreme court decides the case against a Colorado baker and his right to refuse a gay couple’s request for a wedding cake, parallels to the graphic design profession are easily drawn. 

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Students on the “Road to Hell”

Image courtesy of Sérgio Manuel Neves

Graphic design students will wrestle with many ethical issues in their careers. If they aren’t already aware of image usage rights, design plagiarism, and issues of sustainability the courses they take will no doubt touch upon these topics at one time or another. However some of the biggest ethical issues that they will face in their careers are the choices they must make in order to make a living.

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