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Dear Designer

Dear Designer: Bad Work Is Always Your Fault

You’re bound by a responsibility to your users, not by your boss’s directives

Illustration: Justyna Stasik

Dear Mike,

I work at a large company. Decisions are made way above my pay grade. I’m able to influence small things, but not the larger picture, even when I know decisions we’re making




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