The life of a Graphic Designer – 10 Shocking Facts

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

 

10. If you are a Graphic Designer, Comment a Shocking Fact below

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Business Plan Indesign Template for best Business Strategy

Business Plan Indesign Template for Entrepreneur or a Startup?

Use this Business Plan Indesign Template to present your company or services in a Convincing Presentation. Get investors with the Best Business Plan Indesign.

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A Business Entrepreneur is like an artist.

He is never satisfied with the results because he is a perfectionist.

He always ask himself questions at each steps he does.

He never want to fail although failures may be a normal thing.

He turns failures in his advantage. He learns from mistakes.

He improves himself over the period of time.

The startup he founded in the beginning rises over time, because that entrepreneur has been intelligent, creative, and invest lots.

Today we are going to learn how can an Entrepreneur design / write his own Professional Business Plan Indesign Template.




 

Different ways to write and design a Business Plan

For now we will take this awesome template.

It is called the Business Plan Indesign STARTUPZ Vol1. You can use this to :

  1. Seek business partners / inverstors
  2. Market your services
  3. Teach the public

 

Business Plan Indesign STARTUPZ

Business Plan Indesign Template STARTUPZ Vol1 template is designed on Adobe Indesign Cs3.

You can open it up in version CS3 and higher.

You can also convert this template to Microsoft Word to edit it. It is up to you.

But the professional software for publication is Adobe Indesign. Ok let’s go.

 

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[Pg1] THE COVER

This is the cover of the Business Plan Indesign Template STARTUPZ Vol1.

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( A ) Insert your picture here (A tutorial is given in the folder when you download the template how to insert pictures and how you can change the whole Yellow colour to the colour of your brand)

( B ) Place your logo, preferrably a white logo, it will look more professional.

( C ) Here you can leave the “BUSINESS PLAN”, or you can change that to anything. You can change the “INDESIGN TEMPLATE” by for example “SEEKING PARTNERS IN USA”.

( D ) Here you can write the contents what the plan says. Like :

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Business Summary
  3. Company Profile
  4. Clients
  5. Market Research
  6. Market Strategy
  7. SWOT Analysis
  8. Income Source
  9. Revenue Forecast
  10. Unique Selling Point

 

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[Pg2, Pg3] EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The executive summary is a short, precise pitch to your business.

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Page 2

( A ) Add a picture of the President / Founder of the company. Let us say it can be in his or her office.

( B ) Add your title like ” We are a Graphic Design Company” or anything you want to write. Add a picture of the President of the company again, here you need to add a “Profile Picture” or “Author Picture”.

( C ) Write a small company introduction.

( D ) Here you can tell people that you are “CALM” , “CREATIVE” and “FLEXIBLE”. Write 3 elements thats most describe your business about how you are different to others. Small and short.

 

Page 3

( E ) Write an intro about the services that you offer, it can be web design service, plumbing service, home builders, anything that you provide.

( F ) Insert pictures of your company here, or the workshop you work.

( G ) Here be specific about the services. Put the time you can deliver project; 1 week, 1 month etc. Put the price you normally charge for the job.

 

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[Pg4, Pg5] EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & BUSINESS SUMMARY

The Business Summary needs to be a short introduction of your mission, philosophy, for whom you are doing this business and why.

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Page 4

( A ) Go directly to the subject. Say who / what is your business targetting.

( B ) Insert your pictures, can be pictures of your team.

( C ) Tell your potential business investors why you are targetting what you said you will target.

 

Page 5

( D ) Introduce the name directly and in depth. Insert a picture of your office or brainstorming activities.

( E ) Introduce your logo design, typography, icon, and if you are on Facebook, say it.

( F ) These are infographics can be used to determined “The Target Audience Percentage, Male or Female”, “Your expected profit”, “Percentage shares you want to sell”.

 

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[Pg6, Pg7] COMPANY PROFILE & CLIENTS

The company shows a little introduction about the staffs in the company, about their qualifications and awards. You need to show why you are the best. You also need to specify which clients you are looking for, are they young or old? Do they need to have money or no? And so on.

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Page 6

( A ) Write a little introduction to show how you are the best.

( B ) Insert the pictures of your Designers, Engineers, SEO Experts etc (based on your industry). List their qualifications, awards & degrees.

 

Page 7

( C ) Specify who will your clients be. List their ages, status, country and so on.

( D ) Elaborate your clients details in this section and give reasons why you feel it is best.

 

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[Pg8, Pg9] MARKET RESEARCH

Your market research should be an extensive one. This will determine how powerful your business will be. It is the foundation of every business.

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Page 8

( A ) This is a Vector USA Map, because the research has been focussed for USA. You can insert your own Australia Map, United Kingdom Map or anything in the business plan indesign template.

( B ) Write a little info based on the connection of USA & your business.

 

Page 9

( C ) Write numbers that are very important such as : “Number of People who have internet”, “Number of States in USA”, “Number of Male & Female” depending on which you want your Market Research to be.

( D ) Here write the analysis for different states of United States of America.

 

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[Pg10, Pg11] MARKET RESEARCH

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( A ) Here is an indepth market research of Texas State, the numbers are more concentrated for Texas. You can do for the other states if you want.

( B ) Remember the clients details that were targetted? Here these questions are being answered.

( C ) A graph showing the number of entrepreneurs / startups who wish to have their web designed. It can be Shopping Mall, TV Technicians, Waste Water Service and so on. (You can edit these depending on your business)

 

Page 11

( D ) When you presented your business to some businessmen in Texas, what did they say? Write it there.

( E ) The graph shows how many clients are can have in a year. Fill it so that it gives your investors a better idea of the importance of your business.

 

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[Pg12, Pg13, Pg14, Pg15] MARKET STRATEGY

The market strategy section will be which media are you going to advertise and why?

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Page 12, 13, 14, 15

( A ) Insert a picture of the media you want to market your business. It can be billboard, TV, Website, Radio, Newsletter, Brochure and so on.

( B ) Give some explanations why you prefer the media that you listed.

( C ) Write the numbers for the Media, example : “Billboard Impressions Daily = 18,000” , “Daily Website Visitors = 15,000″ and so on.

 

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[Pg16, Pg17] SWOT ANALYSIS & INCOME SOURCE

The SWOT Analysis is a comparison graph of your strength, weakness, opportunity, threats among your competitors. The Income Source is where your Cash In and Cash Out to scale your profit.

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Page 16

( A ) List down your strength, weakness, opportunity and threats. Do for your competitors also. Rate them. Show your potential clients or investors that you are the best.

( B ) List down your strength, weakness, opportunity and threats in details.

 

Page 17

( C ) List your income source. Where will you get money?(Advertising, clients, referals) List your cash out also.(Pay employees etc). Lastly take your Cash In to Minus your Cash Out to determine your profit.

 

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[Pg18, Pg19] REVENUE FORECAST & UNIQUE SELLING POINT

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Page 18

( A ) List down the sources where revenues will flow. Convince your potential investor / clients that your business will make big Money. Make a plan for the whole year, monthly wise.

Page 19

( B ) List down your Unique Selling Point. Why people will buy from you or hire you? This should be a Call-To-Action.