Apr 18, 2011

50 Reasons not to date a Graphic Designer

Current Song: Cee Lo - Forget You

I recently came across this hilarious list and even though I'm not a graphic designer myself, the similarities in practice I share with graphic designers have made me laugh so hard going through this list knowing that some of these apply to me as well.

[ ] = soon to be me
underline: me
bold = too 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.

[ 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 (not affectionately) ]
27. Do not know how to dress without consulting the Pantone book.
28. They hate Excel.
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 hearim 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.


  1. Interesting. Well by no means is my major of psychology like yours or like a graphic designer... BUT I consider myself weird... and odd at times. Well good to know we have that in common LOL! XD

  2. i didn't know they are many reasons and it makes me laugh =D

  3. 50 reasons not to date a graphic designer = 50 reasons why Helen is unique and awesome!

    Using Comic Sans should be considered a crime and should result in four years of imprisonment. It's too disgusting to look at.

  4. Ahahahaha! I laughed out loud reading this. I identify with quite a few of these. lol.

  5. Thanks! I love my bag <3
    Zara is pretty popular, yes. I wouldn't say as popular as H&M, but it's way up there, almost every city worth mentioning has at least one Zara clothing store (there's also the interior stuff Zara). Usually it's 'older' people who go there (older like in +20, not really those jumpy teens). I love Zara. Think about 40% of my wardrobe is Zara (the rest is Vero Moda and H&M).

  6. either way, i don't think cosmic sans should be used anywhere. comics or not!