(Original post by l.j.s18ftw)
The notion that all digital artists blend together because they all use a mac is demonstrably wrong. Just like the notion all acrylic painters are the same because they use the same paint is easily proven wrong by citing two very different acrylic painters. I mean it could be your opinion they are all the same but that would just highlight your inability to evaluate art with any form of knowledge.
Taking the stance of being incorrect isn't a legitimate opinion.
An opinion is: A view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
You lack knowledge here, if you were well versed with digital designers you would not say they all blend together. An opinion is not something that is untouchable and cannot be wrong, I find that fact you think this rather troubling.
"but the problem with that is you'll just blend in with every other digital designer out there - you won't have anything to make you stand out unless if you obviously come up with an amazing technique or something."
I think you need to pick a copy of imagine fx or creative review because this comment sounds very ignorant.
I never said you said that a designer should only be able to do traditional work.
Most of those things you listed would also be designed digitally.
"If you only know how to design for iphone, then you're not really gonna go anywhere just knowing that." When did I say you should learn just iphone?
"paper engineering, chalk typography and string art"
You can create string art, chalk typography, and the images for paper engineering digitally and if you think you can't get the similar effect that just highlights your lack of software skills. Obviously it is not going to feel the same when you touch it, why would such an obvious thing need highlighting?
I think you need to accept the fact that digital is way more important in terms of employability for graphic design.