Andrew Goodwin is the editor-in-chief of Public, a new magazine focused on public interest design, was interviewed by AIA Architect magazine (January 2015) and he talked about a growing trend of cross-discipline experts.

“There are a lot of what I call ‘slashers’ coming out of school now – architects/designers. You can be writers, designers, advocates, fundraisers, project managers, teachers, and architects all at the same time.”

I have heard other people call them “slashies.” Those people whose talent and experience cannot be contained to a single role, thus their titles become things like…

  • screen writer/comedian
  • film student/saxophonist
  • software trainer/certified nursing assistant
  • psychiatrist/professor/master gardener
  • web developer/theologian
  • golf pro/ski instructor
  • hand-craft beer brewer/bike repair specialist

You have undoubtedly seen these compound job descriptions yourself.

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