Season 1,

02: Misconceptions about being a designer

May 16, 2017

In today’s podcast, Zack and I speak about the misconceptions surrounding being a designer. We’ve been doing this for a while now and we’ve created a pretty good list of these misconceptions.

So what’s the takeaway from the podcast? Being a designer is awesome. We both love it. We wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love the work.

But, it should be known that design can be a demanding, frustrating, exciting, thankless, and amazing career.

Take the hard times, failures, and mistakes and turn them into opportunities to become better.

Show Notes
  • 1:19

    Being a designer can be glamorous, but it rarely works out that way. It’s a lot of long hours and hard work, but it usually pays off in the end.

  • 6:08

    Not every client is going to love your work, but this should lead you to areas of growth and will show you the opportunities to learn and become a better designer.

  • 8:08

    We have never blown a client out of any water source. We do not recommend this.

  • 8:23

    You will never see the portfolio pieces that we don’t want you to see. Sorry, Charlie.

  • 12:30

    Clients usually know that they need SOMETHING, but it’s your job as a designer to help the client SEE what they want. Talk with them, get a detailed brief, and find out what the client is looking for and what they like before beginning.

  • 15:19

    Tommy Bronx is an awesome artist.

  • 17:00

    Your clients have money. You’re performing a service. You need to make sure you get paid. And, get paid what you’re worth.

  • 20:24

    FACT: Every customer is not a good customer. Learn this. It will change your life as a designer.

We recorded this podcast at a local Thai place: Fresh Bowl. It’s one of our favorites and it has a great menu, atmosphere, and staff.

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