Graphic Designer life can be exciting and dangerous.
The life of a Graphic Designer – 10 Shocking Facts
Every qualified Graphic Designers once had a dream; to be a graphic designer.
Ten years back, approximately in 2007, there were few graphic designers.
Now we are in 2017, the number is 10 times much.
There is never unemployment for a G.Designer, unless you are lazy.
Below is a research held by YOGNEL on G.Designers in USA and UK.
1. Sleeps very little & anywhere
A graphic designer’s life can be amazing and complicated at the same time.
I have met many graphic designers from all around the world and the statistics show that they sleep only between 3-4 hours everyday.
They can be found sleeping on the sofa, in the working studio, in a dark little cabin.. anywhere..
2. Always on the thinking mode
Yes, a graphic designer is always on the thinking mode.
When they walk on the roads, they think about concepts, colours, flyers and brochures etc.
When they drive, they are more apt to cause accidents.
They can’t stop their mind from thinking. This can be a major advantage or a major disadvantage.
3. Clients are always first, then wife
However much a Graphic Designer would like to spend time with his wife or make his wife to be first in his life, it is not always possible.
When he goes on holidays with his wife, the mobile phones keep ringing.
There could be a call saying ” The flyer that you designed for me, i need that in bigger format today. I need to print these today itself. Please do something ”
OR there can be an SMS saying ” My Microsoft Word can’t open the .AI file that you sent me. ”
A G.Designer does not like these situations.
He love his wife and kids, but he also knows that if he does not attend that call or sms, he will lose that client. And that can affect the whole family financially.
Advice to a G.Designer’s wife : Your husband loves you so much. Give him support.
4. Main stress is Clients’ Taste
G.Designers meet clients daily. Majority of them do not understand what graphics are all about. This is a big big stress for G.Designers.
For clients it’s just ” I prefer this one over this one. ” or ” I have always like RED. I want that RED on that Blue. That RED is my Brand Colour. But i don’t have money to change the colour of my blue wall. So let’s do it like that (see above picture to understand) ”
5. Testosterone levels very high
When G.Designers have many works, they don’t usually think about sex. Because apparently sex cause them a divertion.
But when there have already done their work, there is no projects ahead, their testosterone levels are very high.
They get very hard erection and can last more than 45minutes.
( You can ask the wives of G.Designers )
6. Doesn’t have many friends
It is not that G.Designers don’t have friends.
Yes they are not so much social. But it is wrong to say that they don’t have many friends.
Their friends are not people who party all time, their friends are not in bars or clubs.
Their friends are genius minds like them.
They always meet up in seminars or in brainstorming to change the world.
7. Gets angry rarely
G.Designers don’t usually get angry over petty things. But when it comes to work, if his fellow working under him did not do the work correctly, there may be a problem then.
G.Designers are cool people. But when they feel people are crushing them, they tend to be angry lions. So beware.
8. Dress very simple
G.Designers don’t have much time to lose in shopping clothing. They are very simply dressed. They can wear a tshirt for 2 or more years, yes it’s a fact. They have so much things to do and to think about. They create best things for people and don’t have time to create best things for themselves. Just like Einstein.
9. Not so romantic
G.Designers are not so romantic. They can buy a chocolate or ring for their wives of girlfriends but they are not able to buy a bouquet of flowers to kneel down and give their wives. They are not able to decorate the room for a romantic evening. They express badly in words ( spoken ), they express best in drawings or designing. Some Graphic Designer made animations or a website or flyers for their loved ones.
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