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Why do people underestimate the talent of teen graphic designers?

I usually look for volunteer work in the graphic design field so I have some volunteer work related to my career interest. I check volunteermatch often an 90% of the graphic design jobs I find require people to be over the age of 18. The jobs they ask for are fairly simple and any experience designer with a creative taste can do the job but I can't show interest in the task just because of my age? Shouldn't the talent be judged by the portfolio they present as well as their experience?

Asked By: Meii - 3/2/2009
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working with youth, i hear this fairly often and it's unfortunate because most of you guys are quite talented. i often i try to identify opportunities for them utilize their skills (i.e. develop fliers, banners, etc.) for our events. check with your youth pastor or teachers for possible opportunities. also, check... More
Answered By: BlessedOne - 3/2/2009
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because people thing you have to be an adult to do anything be if your not an adult your mature and blah blah blah
Answered By: Alex C - 3/2/2009
 
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