One half of one percent

Via Jon Bell on Visual Design

You see that pink dot? That is how many designers graduate every year compared to all other graduates.

I get so wrapped up working with other designers, visiting our online communities, and following fellow designers on Twitter everyday that I forget how small of a community we actually are. And I’m only talking about web and interface designers – not to mention all the other types and flavors of designers out there.

It’s nice to stop for a second and realize how specialized (and small) of a field we are in. It’s competitive, fast, and challenging but it still manages to maintain and hold my interest. Stats like this are always a friendly slap of reality for me.