Graphic Designers don’t wear suits.
Ever. If you make a graphic designer wear a suit they’re rendered useless as it cuts off the circulation to their creative side and they instantly become a very good admin assistant (not that there’s anything wrong with admin assistants).
We don’t use Microsoft.
Unless we have to. Like when we have to test a website or read a creative brief (which surprisingly doesn’t happen very often…), but even then it burns our fingers as we type and requires bathing straight after.
We don’t use Microsoft Word… Especially for designing logos.
We don’t want to work for free.
No matter how amazing your idea is and how much you promise us it’s going to make you once it’s launched.
We don’t want to ‘just put something together in our spare time’.
Our spare time is spent much like yours, hanging out with friends and family, drinking a lot and watching Game Of Thrones.
If you want us to create something for you, you have to give us some of information about it.
For example, if you want a logo for your new company, you have to tell us the name of your new company, and what your new company does.
Every time someone uses Comic Sans, a graphic designer loses their wings.
And we need our wings. So don’t use Comic Sans.
When we say it will take 3 days, it will take 3 days.
We’ll get back to you in 3 days with something amazing that you will love.
We love fonts.
You scan Facebook, we scan Typekit. At one stage we may make you watch a documentary on Helvetica.
We are always right about how things should look.
Don’t ask our opinion about an outfit, or a piece of furniture, or how anything in general looks, unless you want references to pantones, rules of aesthetics and a lecture on the Bauhaus movement.