Note to Self…

It’s just a job.

Typesetting brochures & labeling maps is not your life. Nor your life’s work. So when someone tells you to change that black text to yellow or put arrows and starbursts all over your layout – just do it. Accept that there’s a certain client aesthetic called “We’re less intimidated by an obnoxious piece of crap than efficient and elegant design principles.”

Also accept that no amount of ranting or pleading to your supervisor is going to make the higher-ups see the light. And you know what? That’s their prerogative. That’s their taste level. So lighten up and have a little fun with it, goddammit. Try to come up with the most ridiculous graphics you can – and let the praise roll in. Hell, you might even get promoted.

Save your design instincts for your own art. It won’t kill your soul, promise.



1 Response to “Note to Self…”

  1. 1 Bethany
    February 27, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    This is so perfectly put… I feel you girl.

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