Graphic Designer Humour

posted by cx_ed, Apr 25, 2007 8:38 AM — 20 comments

(In no particular order)

1. You've almost rear-ended the car in front of you because you were analyzing a font on a billboard.

2. You get pissed when a free Photoshop brush you download is less than 1000px in size.

3. You'd rather study the paisley pattern on your boyfriend/girlfriend's shirt than listen to what he/she has to say.

4. You can use keyboard shortcuts at light speed, blindfolded, but you can't type a paragraph of text without staring at the keyboard.

5. You've had "Software Nightmares," when you've been working way too much.

6. You consider meals interruptions.

7. You've learned your lesson and stopped using the word "final" in any file name when saving.

8. You clean your keyboard more often than you wash your car.

9. You've intentionally given up trying to explain your projects to non-designers.

10. You see CMYK and RGB like Neo sees the Matrix.

11. You'd rather organize your desktop than your sock drawer.

12. When you heard that Adobe was aquiring Macromedia, you had a Design Orgasm.

13. When you look at Album art all you see are grunge Photoshop Brushes. (Then you see the album art a couple minutes later)

14. You've Photoshopped out a watermark for a comp or mock-up.

15. You've actually $paid for a font.

16. You've totally slaughtered a great design concept because the client thinks he/she knows best. (everyone thinks they are a designer)

17. The amount of words you've written with a sharpie labeling burned discs total more than the amount of words you've read in novels.

18. You've had to explain to a client that a layered file wasn't part of the deal.

19. You've kept a ragged concert ticket just so you could scan it.

20. You've nicknamed the OSX spinning wheel. (and not affectionately)spinning beachball o death

21. You bookmark a resource more often than you have a fun night out on the town.

22. You've intentionally overbid a project because you can sniff out a bad client from a mile away.

23. You can't go to a restaurant without secretly critiquing the menu design.

24. You have an amazingly huge font collection, and an amazingly short temper.

25. If you had a penny for every mouse click, you would have been a trillionaire 3 years ago.

26. You have removed the arrows and cleaned up the fonts on a forwarded mail before forwarding on (as I have just done!)

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1. posted by dianazuru, Aug 6, 2012 1:11 PM

Great idea!

2. posted by omoi, Apr 25, 2007 7:52 PM

Oh that's just downright hilarious. This must become an email forward post haste.

3. posted by dml1280, Apr 26, 2007 5:58 PM

Guilty as charged! I sent it to some of my family. Maybe now they will begin to understand I am not crazy...I am just a hard core designer!!

4. posted by belgalsan, May 1, 2007 11:39 AM

Ha, ha, ha! Although I'm working as a graphic designer, I've never considered myself one (just "sort of"), but now I know that I'm on the right way... I do some of this things!!

5. posted by joey26, May 2, 2007 9:21 PM

that is hillarious :) because it is sooooo true

6. posted by cancsajn, May 4, 2007 12:11 AM

wow, you got the point :D now we all have to take a look inside :D coz it's all true!
(wondering how many post will arrive here ;)

7. posted by knonie, May 4, 2007 3:07 PM

Oh Man...
That's almost all true...

I've been doing this stuff from more than 4 years, and all points are so applicable...

Almost ALL our habits are covered here, like Getting Fonts, Removing watermarks, Observing clothes paterns, Analysing Billboards and Restaurant's menus, Keyboard shorcuts and typing...

:-* :-P

8. posted by liever, May 6, 2007 8:04 PM

I love it. That right there definatly made my day

9. posted by coady, May 7, 2007 2:17 PM

LOL :)

10. posted by annastasia, May 7, 2007 11:59 PM

Holy moly thats me, did I write this, no, English is my second second language, I am without a first language!

No. 27 You're fed up with explaining how RGB and CMYK work

No.28 You're also fed up with explaining the relationship between resolution and image size to people who wonder why you can't fill the side of 40' lorry with a 2kb gif and it be print quality

No.29 You can pick the killer photo out of a CD's worth on the first pass view of the thumbnails in the Photoshop open dialogue preview image.

11. posted by samara9, May 18, 2007 4:10 AM

hahaha thats amazin' dude
Lol i love it

12. posted by cx_ed, May 29, 2007 2:16 PM

AND. Da Da !!!

My personal favourite:

7. You've learned your lesson and stopped using the word "final" in any file name when saving.

13. posted by Leeny, Oct 4, 2007 10:20 AM

And another: 27. You have learnt that when a client tells you "the layout is already done, so you wont have to do much" you instinctively know they will be supplying you with a MS Word/Powerpoint document - and you should immediately double the price. LOL

14. posted by aquamarina, Oct 30, 2007 2:40 AM

lol, this is funny. i got more know-youre-a-graphic-designer-when/

15. posted by tpauloc, Mar 12, 2011 5:33 PM

I've answered yes to all of these except No. 20. I call it the "spinny wheel od doom"

16. posted by dtimes, Sep 8, 2011 2:56 PM

Another good one :

17. posted by Benolds, Sep 8, 2011 9:40 PM

Haha! That's pretty funny! I've found myself doing many of those.

18. posted by ellia007, Nov 21, 2012 7:30 AM

hahaha found myself doing many of those....

19. posted by disenoweb9, Feb 22, 2013 7:43 AM

That's awesome! Thanks for sharing!

20. posted by contactsA, Jun 21, 2013 1:22 PM

you are a very good photographer.
thanks for sharing your art!

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