I believe I am fortunate that I still have work... Now that China is facing economic challenges and have some regulations in place to limit construction activities, a lot of foreigners here are losing their jobs in the design and construction industry. With millions of people to compete with it is important that we upgrade our skills and be in tune with the modern demands. A lot of Filipinos are very skilled in design and construction but because most lack computer skills (and Chinese are very good in that area) a lot of us has suffered losing our jobs. I lost my job, but was fortunate to get another one right away without having to wait. Others were not that lucky. But I guess it's also because I learned skills both in design and graphics that I was able to add in my portfolio.
Old school designers raise their eyebrows to 'newbies' and pay much high value in drafting like it's a sign of seniority and diversified experience. Most of them believe that the younger generation only know co