Designers are essentially creating things for a herding animal. No one ever believes this, but head down to your local high school, and look around. If you ask, they will all claim to be individuals, but they do that so communally it is difficult to see the individuality.
Designers: Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs. The jobs they are coming for could be described by a relatively simple mathematical algorithm. Thus, the replaceability of the designer is easy to understand. Up till now, the Boomers liked dropping the name of the designer, but the Millennials will not. And so, designers will fall prey to the hyper aggressive Internet's unwavering appetite for high cost, low value services.