Reasons you might be a Graphic Designer

By Toon Creffield →
Reasons you might be a Graphic Designer
  • You have bags under your eyes so big you'd have to check them in at Heathrow Airport
  • You can spot bad typography from 100 yds away
  • You are pro-facebook because 95% of the myspace accounts burn your retinas
  • You can name more than 200 fonts in under five minutes
  • You are completely immune to subliminal advertising
  • You look upon a well-designed project with either: sympathy OR extreme jealousy
  • Your hand is permanently stuck in the shape of a mouse
  • You tell stories of exacto-knife inflicted wounds with grizzled sort of pride
  • You practically take caffeine intravenously
  • You have an appreciation for everything unique
  • You've been spending three days non-stop on a project and it still looks like bad. You find yourself overcome by Deathlust.
  • You buy a CD or DVD for the artwork, even if you have no idea what the actual music or film is like (even worse, you don't actually watch or listen to it, just stare at it for hours and hug it in adoration)
  • You look at the clock and see it's about midnight and think 'I'll go to bed now'... and you actually go to bed about 2-3am
  • You need someone else to point out that you're sitting in a room in front  of the computer with all the lights off, and haven't noticed
  • When you know what "kerning" is and you really, really like it
  • You have a thing for chairs. You don't know why
  • You’re in the sun and you look around for a Drop Shadow to sit under
  • You give your relatives a lecture about color spaces and profiles when you email them your vacation photos
  • Seeing someone use Lens Flare or Comic Sans adversely affects your blood-pressure
  • You maintain a grid system for your refrigerator magnets
  • You organize your CD collection according to the Pantone chart
  • You know Lorem Ipsum by heart
  • Your kid knows Lorem Ipsum by heart
  • Activating your entire font collection makes your computer crash
  • You use words about fonts you dislike that other normal people reserve for fascist dictators and serial killers
  • Your best friends are all employees at the local print shop
  • The only people who seem to know what you do for a living are other Graphic Designers
  • When your significant other/friends have threatened to never speak to you again if you point out one more font to them
  • You can understand everything on this list
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Toon Creffield

Graphic and Digital Designer from Sheffield England and owner of the Estetica Design Forum.