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What does a graphic designer do?
« on: July 14, 2011, 04:03:48 PM »
Great video explaining graphic design

What does a graphic designer do?

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Re: What does a graphic designer do?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2011, 04:20:03 PM »
I need to move to the UK. Here its more along the lines of: design something really great and cohesive only to have you client destroy it with more branding, another burst and more copy that has nothing to do with the campaign - or - find that your account rep gave you the wrong direction - and/or - they decided to revert back to round 1 after 26 rounds of unclear and wishy washy feedback because they are afraid to challenge the VP of marketing. I think this is why I drink so much...lol... Well it's an excuse anyhow :-)
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Re: What does a graphic designer do?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2011, 06:33:19 PM »
or a classic like this:

"I know you spent 6 months researching and designing our new logo but my daughter picked out this color blue from her crayon box last night, can we change everything to this color by this afternoon?"

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Re: What does a graphic designer do?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2011, 07:25:02 PM »
hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Exactly! Here is a good one for you. I did some work for Heineken a few years ago and they were one of the sponsors for the new James Bond movie at the time. Robert Broccoli (the creator of James Bond) is long passed and his daughter makes all the decisions regarding anything James Bond. She has a phobia of the color green (maybe because of her last name?) but it made it one hell of a challenge to do creative for HEINEKEN and not use green. Green was not allowed to be on, highlight or touch the models skin in any of the layouts.
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Re: What does a graphic designer do?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2011, 10:02:46 PM »
classic. I bet we could keep each other entertained with design horror stories for hours, much to the chagrin of everyone here :)

I used to use a bunch of great design quotes for my email sigs, feel free to use them!

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"Chaos, panic, and disorder - my work here is done."

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"You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.
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Re: What does a graphic designer do?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2011, 11:50:26 PM »
Maybe this sounds familiar.

http://www.27bslash6.com/p2p2.html

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Re: What does a graphic designer do?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2011, 02:39:24 AM »
Posted this earlier, not sure if you saw it - Prepress Hulk:
https://twitter.com/#!/prepresshulk
Examples:

HULK SMASH QUARK!! TAB STOPS ARE SAME, BUT TEXT NOT LINE UP!!

CUSTOMER SEND 9 DPI JPEG FILE??!! HULK SMASH EVERYTHING!!

NO GOOD WORK COME FROM CUSTOMER WITH "@AOL.COM" ADDRESS!!

CUSTOMER CONSTRUCT ≥ OUT OF > AND UNDERLINE. HULK ADMIRE RESOURCEFULNESS BUT DESPAIR FOR TYPOGRAPHIC KNOWLEDGE!!
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Re: What does a graphic designer do?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2011, 07:24:57 AM »
Maybe this sounds familiar.

http://www.27bslash6.com/p2p2.html

NSFW... L, MA.




hahahahaha. I have never seen this. Awesome!
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Re: What does a graphic designer do?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2011, 07:26:37 AM »
classic. I bet we could keep each other entertained with design horror stories for hours, much to the chagrin of everyone here :)

I'm pretty sure we can. I might have a few new ones for you after today. lol. There are some good ones in that list, i will definitely hijack a few.
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Re: What does a graphic designer do?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2011, 07:33:09 AM »
classic. I bet we could keep each other entertained with design horror stories for hours, much to the chagrin of everyone here :)

I used to use a bunch of great design quotes for my email sigs, feel free to use them!

Phrases for Creatives, #4:
"Someday, we'll look back on this, laugh nervously and change the subject."

Phrases for Creatives, #6:
"The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist."

Phrases for Creatives, #12:
"I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant."

Phrases for Creatives, #19:
"I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to worship me."

Phrases for Creatives, #22:
"I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter."

Phrases for Creatives, #26:
"My toys! My toys! I can't do this job without my toys!"

Phrases for Creatives, #28:
"Chaos, panic, and disorder - my work here is done."

Phrases for Creatives, #44:
"You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.


Most of these work equally well in any part of IT in all major corporations. :D

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Re: What does a graphic designer do?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2011, 11:33:34 AM »
Maybe this sounds familiar.

http://www.27bslash6.com/p2p2.html

NSFW... L, MA.



oh yeah these are classic! and prepresshulk rocks too
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Re: What does a graphic designer do?
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2011, 01:30:49 AM »
I have to admit the Missy the missing cat one had me in tears!
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