Wednesday June 14, 2006

You Might Be A Designer If...

  • You walk around the Washington DC on your vacation and are as equally fascinated by the pervasive use of Clarendon as you are by the giant sample of brain coral on display at the Natural History Museum.
  • You veto eating at a restaurant for purely aesthetic reasons (e.g. “it looks like Grandma’s basement threw up in there.”, “I’m not eating cheese sticks next to an overturned canoe, a velvet painting of Elvis and tackle box! I don’t care how ‘Americana’ it is!”, etc.).
  • You decide that the next time you paint your room, you want to use a lovely shade of #ff9933. Update: Whoops! Forgot to credit this one to the ghost of Abel, though the hex color he picked looked like dead salmon entrails.
  • You still buy toys. And you have one sitting on your desk right now.

Am I missing anything?


Rob Weychert » 5576 days ago #

When you spill a glass of water, you instinctively reach for Command+Z.

RSL » 5576 days ago #

Myriad? Sexy? Really?? I’m a Bodoni boy myself. [And yes, I think Bodoni is sexy.]

Kraemer » 5576 days ago #

... when you wish a fate worse than death on the person that touches your display

Wade Winningham » 5576 days ago #

... When you ask a site dev to adjust a margin by one more pixel.

Elizabeth » 5575 days ago #

...the sight of brush script gives you hives

Jared Christensen » 5575 days ago #

Hehe… good stuff! Keep it coming! :)

Jerry Nummi » 5575 days ago # won’t buy a product if the packaging has the Comic Sans typeface on it!

finbarr » 5575 days ago #

you refer to people as font types… ie: someone you think is boring you refer to as Arial

Lindsay » 5575 days ago #

...when you easily sacrifice a window seat at the office to avoid the sun glare.

The font I notice everywhere is Agfa Rotis Semisans. ;)

Jeff Kenny » 5575 days ago #

...ummm…you actually try to figure out what PMS color your skin tone is. I’m somewhere between 4685U and 4675U, with a bunch of 4645U freckles.

Matthew Esparza » 5575 days ago #

. . . if some of the items in your folio are not the final client approvals – and you’re showing like it should of been.

Jared Christensen » 5574 days ago #

...if some of the items in your folio are not the final client approvals – and you’re showing like it should of been.

No, you’re thinking of Clueless Management Types. ;) Designers know better.

Matthew Esparza » 5574 days ago #

Here you go Jared,
... when your computer recieves more TLC than your; girlfriend, wife, car, home, dishes, carpet, bills, personal attire.

David Hale » 5573 days ago #

...when you find yourself discussing the subtleties between 5 shades of (insert color here) for over an hour.

Leopold Porkstacker » 5571 days ago #

“You Might Be A Designer If…” judge a printed advertisement based on leading, tracking, and kerning pairs (I do this), and then quickly come to the conclusion that some bonehead MS Office equipped wannabe designer used a crappy-ass Truetype font instead of a proper Postscript typeface.

-he who stacks pork

Darren Ansley » 5571 days ago #

You go on vacation and insist on taking pictures of a trash can because you think the typography is awesome and inspiring.

alain » 5571 days ago #

...when you start coloring in your two-year-old’s sesame street coloring book because you just thought of a great color scheme for Bert’s striped shirt. I think I may have a problem…

Jared Christensen » 5571 days ago #

This stuff is priceless. Seriously. :)

» 5571 days ago #

...everything you see turns into CSS in your mind…

Anne » 5570 days ago #

...when you are corned at a parent-teacher conference because your six-year-old refuses to follow the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting method because he told his teacher he prefers serif fonts for body copy.

True story.

She was very happy to see him go . . .

Abel Rios » 5569 days ago #

You decide that the next time you paint your room, you want to use a lovely shade of #ff9933.

Even though I picked out some oogly shade of Deep Festering Salmon Guts, you should still give credit, where credit is due, sucka. =P

“You Might Be A Designer If…” organize your fridge, as if it were a swatch library. wish that moving items in your house were as easy as resizing its vector form.

Jared Christensen » 5569 days ago #

Deep Festering Salmon Guts is the new black. It’s gonna take over the world.

Hugh Griffith » 5568 days ago #

...your closet is full of Threadless t-shirts

Brandon » 5561 days ago #

LOL. I thoroughly enjoyed this!! haha

Ryan » 5553 days ago #

...if you know who Imogen Heap (or Frou Frou) is. :)

Abel Rios » 5550 days ago # collect album art.

Tim » 5541 days ago #

...your girlfriend brings colourfull flyers home wich she found in a record store, just to please you (true story).

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