50 Reasons Not To Date A Graphic Designer. Really?

17Apr11

Graphic designers are SO misunderstood. Haha. Though this makes a really interesting relavation.

I’ve bolded the ones I think might apply to me.

1. They are very weird people.
2. There are billions of them in the world, like colors on the screen of your computer.
3. They will analyse conversations in layers.
4. You will spend the day assembling furniture from IKEA.
5. They drink and eat all kinds of weird shit just because they like the packaging.
6. They hate each other.
7. You’ll come out the last out of the movies because you have to see the full list of credits.
8. They cant change a light bulb or without making a sketch.
9. They fuck up all the tables with their cutters.
10. They rather study the paisley pattern on your outfit than listen to what you have to say.
11. They will fill your house with magazines and whatever is out there that has drawings.
12. You never know if it is really an original or a copy.
13. They make collages with your photos.
14. They do not know how to add and subtract, they just understand letters.
15. They idolize people who nobody knows and speak of them as if they were his colleagues.
16. They take pictures almost daily and all are cut in weird shapes.
17. They ask your opinion about everything but they do whatever they want.
18. Everything is left justified, right or center unless they arrive late.
19. They hate Comic Sans with the same passion they love Helvetica. (Comic Sans should be made illegal)
20. They use iPhone for everything, because everyone has one.
21. You can not decorate the house without consulting them.
22. They steal street signs.
23. Always carry their hands painted with something.
24. They buy dolls unfinished for them to paint.
25. Everything becomes something other than what it really is: cards as tickets, cards as…
26. When arguing, you will be nicknamed like the OSX spinning wheel.
27. Do not know how to dress without consulting the Pantone book.
28. They hate Excel. (There are people who don’t??)
29. They read comics.
30. They want to save the world only with a poster.
31. You will spend the day brainstorming.
32. On vacation they will take you to countries that you do not know exist and have no beach.
33. Museums are their second home.
34. They know more positions than the Kamasutra.
35. They can’t go to a restaurant without secretly critiquing the menu design.
36. They listen to music you have never heard of.
37. They can’t cook a normal dish, they always have to experiment with new ingredients.
38. They read rare books: stories of children, Semiotics …
39. When you are going to tell you something, everyone has read it in their facebook and twitter.
40. They have own iPods before you knew they existed.
41. The orgasm they remember is when they heard that Adobe was acquiring Macromedia.
42. They have their own shops just for them and there are the most expensive in the city.
43. They want to spend all the money in the Apple Store.
44. You will never understand their gifts.
45. They see ordinary objects and laugh.
46. You wake up in the middle of the night hearing them screaming “When is the deadline?”
47. They see CMYK and RGB like Neo sees the Matrix.
48. They dream of the day nobody will make a single change to their designs.
49. They rather pay for a font than for a special birthday gift.
50. They are always sleepy because they work 24/7.

Now here’re 20 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD DATE A GRAPHIC DESIGNER :)

1. We are very creative with our swear words. You can’t even tell we’re swearing.
2. We almost never complain about work to you, because you won’t understand anyway.
3. We are really good with colours. Come on, the pantone chart is our bible.
4. We’re not picky about food, just fonts.
5. We hardly eat, we only need coffee.
6. We are always open to new quirky ideas – and we don’t judge.
7. We may be very bad at making conversations, but we sure make great listeners.
8. We love organising our desktops more than our desks, so you won’t ever find us nagging at you to clean your home/desk/room.
9. We make photo collages with your pictures.
10. We can make you look like a model in a minute! – with Photoshop.
11. We are really good at reading in between the lines and always get the subtle messages.
12. We tell the best stories, and we dont miss out on any details. The details are what matters.
13. We think anyone in thick, black plastic glasses is cool.
14. You’ll never get a badly taken photo of you tagged by us on Facebook, because we’ll fix it first.
15. Decorating a house is easy peasy to us, it’s all about the layout.
16. We are okay with you not understanding us, because we have come to terms with the fact that you probably never will.
17. We’re not very anal about punctuality, just deadlines.
18. We don’t laugh at ridiculously dressed people, just ridiculousy bad designs.
19. We design our own valentines/birthday cards for you :)
20. Although we analyse things in layers, we almost always just get straight to the point, because that’s how a good design works.

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One Response to “50 Reasons Not To Date A Graphic Designer. Really?”


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