You Know You Are a Graphic Designer When…

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A List of a Few Funnies (and I will admit that I totally agree with some of these…lol and that is scary)…

You can find more listed HERE.

You Know You Are a Graphic Designer When…

*You have bags under your eyes so big you’d have to check them in at Heathrow Airport

*You watch the superbowl just for the commercials

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

*You can spot bad typography from 100 yds away

*You are pro-facebook because 95% of the myspace accounts burn your retinas

*You consider meals interruptions

*You can name more than 200 fonts in under five minutes

*You look upon a well-designed project with either:
sympathy OR extreme jealousy

*You’ve intentionally given up trying to explain your projects to non-designers

*Your hand is permanently stuck in the shape of a mouse

*You have an appreciation for everything unique

*You buy a CD or DVD for the artwork, even if you have no idea what the actual music or film is like (even worse, you don’t actually watch or listen to it, just stare at it for hours and hug it in adoration)

*You look at the clock and see it’s about midnight and think ‘I’ll go to bed now’… and you actually go to bed about 2-3am

*You need someone else to point out that you’re sitting in a room in front of the computer with all the lights off, and haven’t noticed

*When you know what “kerning” is and you really, really like it

*You have a thing for chairs. You don’t know why.

*You’d rather organize your desktop than your sock drawer

*You giggle whenever you use the colors F0CCED, EFF0FF and 44DDDD

*You’re in the sun and you look around for a Drop Shadow to sit under.

*You maintain a grid system for your refrigerator magnets.

*You organize your CD collection according to the Pantone chart.

*You sit at work for eight hours straight just looking at your monitor, waiting for a spark of inspiration that doesn’t come.

*You’re up ’til 5am because you came up with the best idea ever while brushing your teeth.

*You know Lorem Ipsum by heart.

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

*Activating your entire font collection makes your computer crash

*You spend $200 on a font for your personal website because “it’s the only one where the lower-case g is just right…

*Looking at a menu make you go “hmmm, ITC Baskerville italic” rather than “mmmm, lunch!”

*Apple+Z is the first thing that goes through your mind if you drop and break something.

*Your best friends are all employees at the local print shop

*The only people who seem to know what you do for a living are other Graphic Designers (ex: Graphic Design? What’s that? You’ll never be able to make a living being an
artist!)

*When you know the difference between fuchsia, magenta, and maroon.

*When deciding on the right crop doesn’t involve a choice between corn or wheat.

*You can understand everything on this list.

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