10 Signs that You’re a Designer

Graphic Designer working on her computer.
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I think I always knew I was going to be a graphic designer. I have always enjoyed art more than any other subject. You could say that I was destined to be a creative professional. However, I didn’t practice my trumpet and I didn’t get the lead in the high school musical, so I decided I would become a graphic designer. With graphic design, I could do everything I love from illustrations, logos, advertisements and beyond. Now that I have invested 4 years in my graphic design career I have discovered 10 signs that prove I am definitely a graphic designer.

 

If you think you’re a graphic designer let me know if you relate to these things! I would love to hear from you.

 

10 Signs You’re a Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer admiring a packaging design

You buy things just because the packaging is cool!

I love going to gourmet food stores to see the creative packaging. It can be so inspiring and mouth waterings at the same time.

Graphic Designer reviewing the McDonald Reband

You think that a new brand redesign is more exciting that the latest celebrity news

Personally, I could careless to know that Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus is doing, I would rather be on Pinterest looking at beautiful brand designs.

Graphic Designer expressing saddness

You become enraged by bad design.

When I visit my bank, there is a bulletin board full of business cards and local service advertisements. It was obvious that these things were made in Microsoft Word, and it makes me cringe. Maybe this would be a good place to offer your services too. 🙂

You know that fonts were made with personalities.

Check out this video.

Graphic Designer sketchbook Moleskin

You never leave the house without your sketchbook!

Forgetting your sketchbook would be like walking out the door without pants! And you probably have a Moleskine!

Graphic Designer looking through a magazine

You don’t skip over ads in magazines.

Magazines are beautiful and everything is worth looking at.

Graphic Designer sad because there is so many pinterest boards

You have more Pinterest boards then you have facebook friends.

Oh, Pinterest… I love you, we all love you!

Graphic Designer judging a menu design

You can’t go out to eat without critiquing the menu.

There are a ton of really bad menus. I really love when the menu has a symbol for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free. (Thumbs-up)

Graphic Designer appreciating the Hunger Game Book cover series

You know that books really are judged by their cover.

If the cover looks inspiring, then you’re inspired to read it, right?

Graphic Designer studying

You love learning new things.

You want your designs to continue to get better, therefore, you continue to learn how to do things differently or better to gain new insights. Remember knowledge is power.

Do you think I missed one? If so, let me know what else could be added to the list!

Comments · 5

  1. This is very cute, and true. Also, a lot of these things I do as a store owner. I watch how people use their sales funnel, what colors they use. It’s very different than when I was only a consumer & not doing any of these things myself!

    1. Jess, that’s an interesting perspective you have! I never thought about being a store owner and watching people make decisions based on design details. 🙂 That is an awesome insight.

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