Let the 80s Roll: In the Design World, Octogenarians Rule Age is often associated with creative obsolescence—so why are so many of the oldest designers still so good? Read the article behind this link. Age is no limit for creativity or rethinking. Only the mind sets this useless limit. Maybe your body slows down a little, but if you ever took care of your self, you have plenty of experience to work from in your design and to not run into all those traps you happily ran into as a young hothead.