You know you’re a graphic designer when…

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Just a few signs you may be a graphic designer and not just a loony! Sourced from around the wonderful world wide internetty web type thing! [1] [2] [3]

  • You organize your CD collection according to the Pantone chart.
  • You’ve destroyed a great design idea/concept because the client thought they know best.
  • You’re up ’til 5am because you came up with the best idea ever while brushing your teeth.
  • Activating your entire font collection makes your computer crash – and you’re running OSX.
  • You see Apple products and you are like “OMG… IT’S SHINY!!!”
  • Your blood pressure increases drastically when you see someone using the Comic Sans font.
  • You HATE Comic Sans (just to be really sure!)
  • You like Helvetica but you think it is absolutely unnecessary to use it everywhere.
  • Just by the mere sight of Drop Shadow, Lens Flare and Bevel effect, you have a nervous breakdown.
  • You see a typeface in a Logo and you go, “What if…..”
  • If you lay your eyes on a board sign, you immediately start to wonder, “Is that Helvetica or Arial?”
  • You get excited when a non-designer asks you to explain your works and eventually get bugged trying to make him understand.
  • You have subscribed to nearly 50 RSS feeds.
  • You know all the shortcuts by heart and can work in Photoshop blindfolded.
  • Your Bookmark collection is begging for mercy.
  • You get seriously MAD when someone uses Typeface and Font interchangeably.
  • You get totally pissed when you realize the free Photoshop brushes you downloaded are less than 1000px in size.
  • You’ve learned your lesson and stopped using the word ‘Final’ in any file name when saving.
  • You see HTML and CSS like Neo sees the Matrix.
  • When you look at an Album art, all you see are Grunge Photoshop Brushes (you notice the album art a few minutes later).
  • You giggle whenever you use the colours F0CCED, EFF0FF and 44DDDD.
  • You maintain a grid system for your refrigerator magnets.
  • You sit at work for eight hours straight just looking at your monitor, waiting for a spark of inspiration that doesn’t come.
  • You know Lorem Ipsum by heart.
  • Looking at a menu makes you go “hmmm, ITC Baskerville italic” rather than “mmmm, lunch!”
  • “cmd + Z is the first thing you think of when you drop something.

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