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Post by AxiuM1485 on Wed 25 Mar 2009, 10:07 am

I found this on a blog and thought it was pretty intresting and just thought i'd share it with everyone Smile


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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Re: 26 Reasons You Know You're A Graphic Designer

Post by gatekeeper on Wed 25 Mar 2009, 10:18 am

Laughing thats brilliant, great find mate.
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Re: 26 Reasons You Know You're A Graphic Designer

Post by Adil on Wed 25 Mar 2009, 10:49 am

Please leave credit too (source?) Smile Great find, nice to read Wink

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Re: 26 Reasons You Know You're A Graphic Designer

Post by Adil on Wed 25 Mar 2009, 10:51 am

I agree with so many of those, esp. 5,25 and 7 haha!

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Re: 26 Reasons You Know You're A Graphic Designer

Post by someoneinsane on Wed 25 Mar 2009, 10:53 am

These are the ones i do.
Spoiler:

1. You’ve almost rear-ended the car in front of you because you were analyzing a font on a billboard.(even though i do not own a vehicle)

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

4. You can use keyboard shortcuts at light speed, blindfolded, but you can’t type a paragraph of text without staring at the keyboard.(50/50)

6. You consider meals interruptions.(very true)

7. You’ve learned your lesson and stopped using the word “final” in any file name when saving.(wow i sure was an idiot before)

9. You’ve intentionally given up trying to explain your projects to non-designers.(no comment)

10. You see CMYK and RGB like Neo sees the Matrix.(lol!)

11. You’d rather organize your desktop than your sock drawer.(i organize my desktop once a week)

14. You’ve Photoshopped out a watermark for a comp or mock-up.(yes i have)

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

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.(im starting to burn more discs, mainly just linuxLiveCD's)

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

23. You can’t go to a restaurant without secretly critiquing the menu design.(wow thats true)

24. You have an amazingly huge font collection, and an amazingly short temper.(font collection getting bigger by the week)

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


I think people should copy and paste the list and say which ones are true or not.


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Re: 26 Reasons You Know You're A Graphic Designer

Post by Adil on Wed 25 Mar 2009, 11:04 am

someoneinsane wrote:These are the ones i do.
1. You’ve almost rear-ended the car in front of you because you were analyzing a font on a billboard.(even though i do not own a vehicle)

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

4. You can use keyboard shortcuts at light speed, blindfolded, but you can’t type a paragraph of text without staring at the keyboard.(50/50)

6. You consider meals interruptions.(very true)

7. You’ve learned your lesson and stopped using the word “final” in any file name when saving.(wow i sure was an idiot before)

9. You’ve intentionally given up trying to explain your projects to non-designers.(no comment)

10. You see CMYK and RGB like Neo sees the Matrix.(lol!)

11. You’d rather organize your desktop than your sock drawer.(i organize my desktop once a week)

14. You’ve Photoshopped out a watermark for a comp or mock-up.(yes i have)

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

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.(im starting to burn more discs, mainly just linuxLiveCD's)

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

23. You can’t go to a restaurant without secretly critiquing the menu design.(wow thats true)

24. You have an amazingly huge font collection, and an amazingly short temper.(font collection getting bigger by the week)

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


I think people should copy and paste the list and say which ones are true or not.

You should see the amount of bookmarks I have! Gosh! Got to clear them out.

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Re: 26 Reasons You Know You're A Graphic Designer

Post by gatekeeper on Wed 25 Mar 2009, 11:18 am

This is a definite one for me...
(6. You consider meals interruptions.)
no wonder i'm skinny Laughing if ive gotta eat, then its done at the computer.. Rolling Eyes
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Re: 26 Reasons You Know You're A Graphic Designer

Post by AxiuM1485 on Wed 25 Mar 2009, 12:21 pm

Adil wrote:
someoneinsane wrote:These are the ones i do.
1. You’ve almost rear-ended the car in front of you because you were analyzing a font on a billboard.(even though i do not own a vehicle)

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

4. You can use keyboard shortcuts at light speed, blindfolded, but you can’t type a paragraph of text without staring at the keyboard.(50/50)

6. You consider meals interruptions.(very true)

7. You’ve learned your lesson and stopped using the word “final” in any file name when saving.(wow i sure was an idiot before)

9. You’ve intentionally given up trying to explain your projects to non-designers.(no comment)

10. You see CMYK and RGB like Neo sees the Matrix.(lol!)

11. You’d rather organize your desktop than your sock drawer.(i organize my desktop once a week)

14. You’ve Photoshopped out a watermark for a comp or mock-up.(yes i have)

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

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.(im starting to burn more discs, mainly just linuxLiveCD's)

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

23. You can’t go to a restaurant without secretly critiquing the menu design.(wow thats true)

24. You have an amazingly huge font collection, and an amazingly short temper.(font collection getting bigger by the week)

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


I think people should copy and paste the list and say which ones are true or not.

You should see the amount of bookmarks I have! Gosh! Got to clear them out.

Lol yea i have tons of bookmarks also... and as for the source, i forgot where i got it from.. but they weren't the original source of this article either.. i remeber it being from a blog.. i'll try to find it but i'm too lazy to look through all my bookmarks right now Razz

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Re: 26 Reasons You Know You're A Graphic Designer

Post by erione on Thu 26 Mar 2009, 4:32 am

Nice share, definitely worth reading and almost all of them are true, to be honest. I like the part where you can use keyboard shortcuts even though your blind folded but cannot type a paragraph without looking at your keyboard - really true ^^

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Re: 26 Reasons You Know You're A Graphic Designer

Post by Nighty on Thu 26 Mar 2009, 12:44 pm

AxiuM1485 wrote:I found this on a blog and thought it was pretty intresting and just thought i'd share it with everyone Smile


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!)


Anything bold applies to me...lol I guess I am a GFX person!
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Re: 26 Reasons You Know You're A Graphic Designer

Post by ueda-hime on Thu 26 Mar 2009, 10:02 pm

12. When you heard that Adobe was aquiring Macromedia, you had a Design Orgasm.
this one made me laugh =]

Spoiler:

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. (I'm trying to lose weight anyway)

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. (don't even have a car lol)

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.(i need to do this >_>)

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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Re: 26 Reasons You Know You're A Graphic Designer

Post by DF on Fri 27 Mar 2009, 1:54 am

23. You can’t go to a restaurant without secretly critiquing the menu design.
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Re: 26 Reasons You Know You're A Graphic Designer

Post by Lozzie =] on Mon 30 Mar 2009, 1:26 pm

If only number 25 was real... Laughing
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Re: 26 Reasons You Know You're A Graphic Designer

Post by AxiuM1485 on Mon 30 Mar 2009, 1:39 pm

lol i'd take .000001 of a penny for every mouse click Smile... I'd still be pretty rich

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Re: 26 Reasons You Know You're A Graphic Designer

Post by striking fire on Mon 30 Mar 2009, 1:57 pm

thats pretty cool

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Re: 26 Reasons You Know You're A Graphic Designer

Post by theboss on Tue 31 Mar 2009, 12:31 pm

nice find Razz
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