At this #mochat we started talking about Internet culture and confusing ease of stealing with permission. Often inexperienced motion designers copy to learn but post their plagiarism online and without attribution, claiming original work. The problem didn’t come out of nowhere, but nowadays it’s easier and easier to find offenders. Clients can make this issue difficult by holding payment over our heads, but it’s our responsibility to explain to them that theft is not alright. Overall, take pride in inspiration, especially non-mograph inspiration, but don’t copy it. Being a designer is problem solving until you discover what your client is actually looking for.

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