Dear designers, we feel you. We’d buy you a drink, or some takeout, or some lunch if we could. You do so much to make everything look and communicate a little bit more cooler. Only you folks can combine that perfect hue and that perfect type (not font!) with the right kerning and weight, and put them all together in one perfect layout and package to make the design gods weep sweet tears of ambrosia.
Sadly, a lot of people don’t seem to appreciate all hat hard work you put in. And oh no. The Clients.
That’s why #DesignerProblems is a thing, and one we wholeheartedly welcome. Heed ye well, future clients; let these tweets serve as your Do’s and Don’ts.
Because you never know when you’ll need one.
Things I get asked at work: "Do we have a picture of the Hamburglar?"#DesignerProblems
— Mike Crane (@ThePsion) June 14, 2016
Multitasking is your life.
In a perfect world, the cmd would be the same to "place" an image in both @Illustrator and in @InDesign
⬆️cmd+P or cmd+D#designerproblems
— Kelly Milligan (@kemilligan) June 21, 2016
If only we could bill the client for the chiropractor sessions, too.
I've begun to accept the fact that my profession will eventually lead to partial blindness and a hunch back. #designerproblems
— meghan (@meeeeghan) June 14, 2016
*Cue Psycho bath scene music*
I think I designed flyers in my dreams last night… A designer's work is never done. #designerproblems #designdreams #graphicdesign
— Emily Harris (@eharrisdesign) June 9, 2016
Adobe should add an educational feature where using the Magic Wand causes Photoshop to crash. Oh wait, it already does. #designerproblems
— Alan Sien Wei Hshieh (@chunggukpanda) June 9, 2016
Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy?
After I spend all day editing photos, when I look around I feel like I can edit things with my hands in real life. #designerproblems
— Bane&Lewis (@baneandlewis) June 21, 2016
Aaah CreativeCloud. We meet again.
It seems @creativecloud has its own way of saying good morning. Every. Single. Day. #designerproblems pic.twitter.com/bu0XAZ26jH
— Will Manning (@will_actual) June 24, 2016
“Hunger? What’s that? Oh, right, it’s that hell in my belly I’ve been supressing for the past three hours with my 15th cup of coffee, NBD.”
Being a designer is mostly convincing yourself you can get one more thing done before you have lunch. #graphicdesign #designerproblems
— Logan Brazeau (@LoganBrazeau) June 16, 2016
“That kerning! That weight! It’s a thing of beauty!” *Cries staring at the sunset*
Sometimes I get emotional over fonts #designerproblems
— Sarah Hatzl (@anzdrea) June 11, 2016
When your wallet cries for a very good reason.
Must resist all urges to buy 100 fonts and 100 texture and brush packs. #designerproblems
— Darian Rosebrook (@d_evyn) June 8, 2016
And oh, clients.
#designerproblems I envy mathematicians. When they say 2+2 equals 4, I'm sure their clients don't say, "I think it looks better if 2+2=5".
— Daniel Marsh (@Danny_Marsh96) June 4, 2016
Client: "Let's jump right into mockups and skip wireframes completely so it's done faster" #designerProblems #design pic.twitter.com/yOkSc86SbL
— Heather White (@KallunaLovegood) June 20, 2016
Oh, I’ll give you “miserable”, alright.
"I feel like the colors are too cheerful. It needs to look more miserable." – Actual Client Feedback #designerproblems #adlife
— Chris Wynne (@ChrisEWynne) June 10, 2016
It. Just. Doesn’t. Work, That. Way.
Company asks for a playful, socialmedia-esque design and than changes everything to greyscale. #designerproblems pic.twitter.com/heukLRl3ok
— Tomek Zelmanski (@tomzel) June 10, 2016
When you get "just a few more changes" a week after the project should have gone to print… #designerproblems pic.twitter.com/g0b7K5yxxH
— Becky Bauman (@beckybauman6) June 15, 2016
Why are you even?
When you're in a design review but the art director just isn't getting your "vision"#designerproblems pic.twitter.com/sMyoZ4Qa2u
— Jonathan Shariat (@DesignUXUI) June 16, 2016
Cry into your wasabi.
That intense regret when you start eating at a restaurant and realize that the menu cover is in Comic Sans.#designerproblems #typography
— Alan Sien Wei Hshieh (@chunggukpanda) June 12, 2016
At the end of the day, you can take comfort in your kids colorful things, too.
You know you're a designer when… you have to arrange your daughter bath toys in colour order! #designerproblems pic.twitter.com/pzwP4hnjXL
— Bridget Designs (@bridgetdesigns) June 12, 2016