Ethical Dilemma in Graphic Design

Making a Decision

A Decision for a Designer

When working in Graphic Design, the designer has a choice that they have to make when working for someone. It can become a very big ethical dilemma. When working as a designer, people come to you to create something for them or their business and they may have details and ideas that they want you to include in the design, but the people that are asking you to create a design will already know what they want you to create the design about. Since someone is employing and paying the designer they do not get to always decide what they create because they might need a job and when someone comes to them asking them to create a design on something for example a smoking ad, the designer may not agree with promoting smoking. The designer now has a decision to make, whether he works with the client or tells them that unfortunately he can not work with them on this project.