You’re a crap designer when …
You’re fully dedicated to Photoshop filters. Filters are like jet-powered roller skates, you look at them, laugh at the stupid concept and walk away.
You use drop shadows on everything so much that you would name you twins Drop and Shadow.
You don’t design logos in vector format. I see you gasping; yes I’m talking to you with the gold tooth. Stop it, it’s as annoying like that reality show on e.tv on Mondays at 20:30.
You design logos in a couple of minutes. Logos need time to be conceptualised and implemented and no one wants premature ‘designalation’. Look it up, it’s a real condition.
You do layout in Photoshop. It’s not called ‘Layoutshop’. You don’t wear your monkey suit to a tennis match, do you? Wait, don’t answer that.
You use the Comic Sans font. I get a rash when I see this font. I’m sure there is a law against its use.
You think the ‘magic wand’ tool is a perfect replacement for the ‘pen tool’. It isn’t. This goes out to a particular tabloid magazine that regularly commits this sinful act. By the way, photographers are out to get you and those guys will catch you. They get lots of practise from being chased by rioters and lions.
You wear corduroy jeans. Cool people don’t wear corduroy.
You insist on using Pagemaker. If you don’t know Pagemaker, pat yourself on the back for not living a useless life.
You charge the prices of a bad designer. Charge your worth, if not more, or you might as well not put in the effort. Believe it or not, there are clients out there who will pay good money for quality work. Bad designers, ignore what I just said.
This is a list of common symptoms you may suffer from if you are a bad designer. Not to worry, there is an effective cure and it’s called ‘practice’. Most dieticians recommend a daily serving of two parts, reading and one part learning from a good designer. Good designers remember that December is “International Help a Bad Designer Month”. So please do your part for the community. And no, it’s not contagious, so you can get close to them.
PS: remember, bad designers need love too.
And the first step to recovery……. you know the rest.
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