You know you are a Designer when…….

Being a designer totally kicks butt! You become so engrossed in this profession that you fail to notice the awesomeness in it; which (other) people think is totally insignificant. Well, it is time to educate them and let them know why we are the real deal.

To be honest, I think I’ve learned a lot in the process of living the life of a designer. I’m sure you understand when I say this. So, I decided to gather a few peculiar behaviors of today’s designer. This may sound funny to many, but i guarantee this is true to the last nerve 🙂

Before I became a designer (or so I think), i used to find these behaviors hysterical but now I realize the more time I spent being a designer, the clearer it became. Anyway, I just thought I’d share a few of my thoughts on this. It is a weekend post, so have a good laugh 🙂

You know you are a Designer when…..

1. You (kinda)worship Paul Rand, Dieter Rams or Milton Glaser.
2. You can give a big lecture on the differences between ART and DESIGN.
3. You see Apple products and you are like “OMG… IT’S SHINY!!!”
4. Your desk is (mostly) clean and you like to keep it as simple as possible.
5. Your blood pressure increases drastically when you see someone using the Comic Sans font.
6. You HATE Comic Sans (just to be really sure!)
7. You like Helvetica but you think it is absolutely unnecessary to use it everywhere.
8. Just by the mere sight of Drop Shadow, Lens Flare and Bevel effect, you get a nervous breakdown.
9. You take nearly 15 minutes to experiment and decide on the perfect color palette.
10. GIF Images and scrolling texts make you go absolutely mad.
11. You pay (very)close attention to the tiniest of details and don’t want to make even the simplest of mistakes.
12. You see a typeface in a Logo and you go, “What if…..”
13. You (at least)know what HTML/CSS stands for.
14. If you lay your eyes on a board sign, you immediately start to wonder, “Is that Helvetica or Arial?”
15. You get excited when a non-designer asks you to explain your works and eventually get bugged trying to make him understand.
16. You have subscribed to nearly 50 RSS feeds.
17. You get the heebie jeebies when you hear someone say IE.
18. You know all the shortcuts by heart and can work in Photoshop blindfolded.
19. Your Bookmark collection is begging for mercy.
20. You get seriously MAD when someone uses Typeface and Font interchangeably.

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Written by Richie
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you know you are a designer whenBeing a designer totally kicks butt! You become so engrossed in this profession that you fail to notice the awesomeness in it; which (other) people think is totally insignificant. Well, it is time to educate them and let them know why we are the real deal.

To be honest, I think I’ve learned a lot in the process of living the life of a designer. I’m sure you understand when I say this. So, I decided to gather a few peculiar behaviors of today’s designer. This may sound funny to many, but i guarantee this is true to the last nerve 🙂

Before I became a designer (or so I think), i used to find these behaviors hysterical but now I realize the more time I spent being a designer, the clearer it became. Anyway, I just thought I’d share a few of my thoughts on this. It is a weekend post, so have a good laugh 🙂

You know you are a Designer when…..

  1. You (kinda)worship Paul Rand, Dieter Rams or Milton Glaser.
  2. You can give a big lecture on the differences between ART and DESIGN.
  3. You see Apple products and you are like “OMG… IT’S SHINY!!!”
  4. Your desk is (mostly) clean and you like to keep it as simple as possible.
  5. Your blood pressure increases drastically when you see someone using the Comic Sans font.
  6. You HATE Comic Sans (just to be really sure!)
  7. You like Helvetica but you think it is absolutely unnecessary to use it everywhere.
  8. Just by the mere sight of Drop Shadow, Lens Flare and Bevel effect, you get a nervous breakdown.
  9. You take nearly 15 minutes to experiment and decide on the perfect color palette.
  10. GIF Images and scrolling texts make you go absolutely mad.
  11. You pay (very)close attention to the tiniest of details and don’t want to make even the simplest of mistakes.
  12. You see a typeface in a Logo and you go, “What if…..”
  13. You (at least)know what HTML/CSS stands for.
  14. If you lay your eyes on a board sign, you immediately start to wonder, “Is that Helvetica or Arial?”
  15. You get excited when a non-designer asks you to explain your works and eventually get bugged trying to make him understand.
  16. You have subscribed to nearly 50 RSS feeds.
  17. You get the heebie jeebies when you hear someone say IE.
  18. You know all the shortcuts by heart and can work in Photoshop blindfolded.
  19. Your Bookmark collection is begging for mercy.
  20. You get seriously MAD when someone uses Typeface and Font interchangeably.

I did a bit of search and ended up with these awesome stuff as well…..

  1. You get totally pissed when you realize the free Photoshop brushes you downloaded are less than 1000px in size.
  2. You’ve learned your lesson and stopped using the word ‘Final’ in any file name when saving.
  3. You see CMYK and RGB like Neo sees the Matrix.
  4. When you look at an Album art, all you see are Grunge Photoshop Brushes (you notice the album art a few minutes later)
  5. You’ve actually paid $ for a font.
  6. You have an amazingly huge Font collection and an amazingly high temper.
  7. You giggle whenever you use the colors F0CCED, EFF0FF and 44DDDD.
  8. You maintain a grid system for your refrigerator magnets.
  9. You sit at work for eight hours straight just looking at your monitor, waiting for a spark of inspiration that doesn’t come.
  10. The hottest dream you ever had was “Trace contour… Find Edges… Pinch… Extrude… Smudge Stick… Motion Blur…. Sprayed Strokes…”
  11. You know Lorem Ipsum by heart.
  12. Looking at a menu makes you go “hmmm, ITC Baskerville italic” rather than “mmmm, lunch!
  13. “CTRL + Z is the first thing that comes to your mind when you drop something.
  14. You refer to colleagues as Strict, Transitional, Loose and the Future Unemployed.

And finally,

15. You think this was a great idea for a blog post 😉

So, you still think you are a Designer?

You are more than welcome to add your suggestions. This list is by no means, exhaustive. So, get your thinking caps on and shoot with everything you’ve got!

I’d like to finish this article with a quotation 🙂 This is something for you to ponder about!! (Viewer discretion advised)

i am a designer

You non-designers, see how EVIL it looks….


http://richworks.in/2010/09/you-know-you-are-a-designer-when/

Written by Richie

I am very passionate about design and creativity. I love discovering new frontiers in learning and designing.
I meddle with my brain for a living! Follow me on twitter

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