It’s always funny to me when people think I am a designer. I think of it this way: I like to design, but wouldn’t consider myself a true designer. I like to dance, but I’m not a dancer. I like to act, but I am not an actor. I do believe that being well-rounded is extremely important though, especially in today’s world. No job position is ever going to be limited to a single task. We all need to be a species of hybrids to be successful at what we do. As an account strategist, how will creatives listen to my ideas if I have a shitty looking deck? And the same goes the other way: how will I trust a designer if they can’t articulate the reasoning and purpose behind their design choices? Specialization is definitely important, but as we venture out into the advertising industry, we need to train ourselves to be a jack of all trades.