I don't know lol, you are right but to an extent because it does matter at least somewhat. Every design/marketing/etc job i've seen lately in the ski industry requires at least an Associate and 1 year experience in the field, this K2 job being on the lower end of requirements. If you have a solid portfolio you have a better chance, but a lot of people won't even make one unless they're in school.
the design field is completely over saturated with kids who can torrent photoshop and play with layer effect and call themselves designers. i don't blame companies who require this stuff because they do need to sift through the bullshit.