15 Little Confessions of Graphic Designers You’d Never Expect

15 Little Confessions of Graphic Designers You’d Never Expect

Not all designers are perfect Mac-owning, Flash-loving, kern-crazy goody-goodies. In fact, most of us have made more than a few mistakes that we are terrified to admit. Thankfully, a handful of brave designers over at Creative Market have swallowed their pride and fessed up to some of the most egregious crimes in graphic design.

Read on to learn the 15 guiltiest secrets these graphic designers needed to confess to for a clean conscience.


    1. I Totally Auto Traced It.

    Designers who do this are like the kids who trace comic book images and submit their copies as art projects.


      2. Sometimes I Really Miss Flash.

      Ever since Steve Jobs vindictively killed Flash Player, designers’ jobs have been marginally more difficult.



        3. I Still Can’t Find the Arrow in the FedEx Logo.

        Even people with keen eyes for shape and pattern have a hard time picking out design tricks.


          4. I Really Thought the Dress Was White and Gold.

          Graphic designers aren’t always the definitive source of design info. For the best results, you should rely on reporting software  — or at least the explanation of the original designer of the dress.


            5. I Used Helvetica in a Logo (Again…).

            Helvetica is professional, precise, and expected — which is exactly why so many designers hate to love it.


              6. I Once Got a Tattoo in Helvetica.

              Okay, even we admit that this is going a little far.



                7. I’m Actually Color Blind.

                A) This designer is a savant at design and outstanding and what they do.

                B) They should really have chosen a different professional field.


                  8. The Project Went to Print With a Typo.

                  If the client didn’t notice, you are probably in the clear — just don’t include that project in your portfolio.


                    9. I Really Hate Flat Design.

                    Flat design is so trendy that even Microsoft has flattened and thinned everything about Windows 10.



                      10. I Used Comic Sans Once in the ‘90s.

                      We all did, my friend. We all did. The ‘90s were just a tragically simpler time.


                        11. I Took That Image From Google.

                        When you’re short on time and ideas, you can always turn to Google — even when you really shouldn’t.


                          12. I Almost Never Kern.

                          If you don’t know what kerning is, the entire design world envies your innocence. If you do know what kerning is, you probably want to throttle this designer.



                            13. I Have No Idea How to Use the Pen Tool.

                            Honestly, we applaud your ability to progress at all in the graphic design field without it.


                              14. I Don’t Own a Mac.

                              How do you even get work done in between all the viruses and unexpected crashing of PCs?


                                15. I Always Name Fonts Out Loud When I See Them.

                                “Helvetica.” “Helvetica.” “Helvetica, again.” It’s okay, your super skill really isn’t all that impressive to fellow designers.

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                                Love is one of those things.

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                                True love means supporting those who can’t support themselves

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                                  strong hug

                                    A young man holds his significant other close to him. Image by Brad Fults

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                                        mom and daughter selfie

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                                            Two young girls pose for the camera. Image by Rolands Lakis


                                              A happy couple takes a picture together. Image by Kayla Heineman



                                                Two best friends take a selfie together. Image by Jason Wahido

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                                                  Friends take a selfie together. Image by Glenn Scofield Williams

                                                  It’s all the warm fuzzies


                                                    A young man spends time with his dog on a beach. Image by Magdalena Roeseler


                                                      A pet owner hugs his dog while on a day trip in San Francisco. Image by Taro the Shiba Inu

                                                      It means having a friend to photobomb you


                                                        A boy makes a funny face as he poses for a picture with his brother. Image by Michael Bentley

                                                        old man photobomb

                                                          A man photobombs his wife while their grandson snaps a picture. Image by Frank

                                                          family photobomb

                                                            Family members photobomb their relatives’ Thanksgiving day family photo. Image by Beth Scupham

                                                            boyfriend photobomb

                                                              A friend photobombs the photographer and their friend, the woman in the foreground of this photo. Image by Lachlan Hardy

                                                              True love means being there even when life gets unbearably hard


                                                              shoulder to cry on

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                                                                flood dog

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                                                                  A woman is rescued from flood waters by a resident standing on top of her car during heavy rain in Chalandri suburb north of Athens

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                                                                          An Oklahoma couple pauses while trying to salvage belongings from a family member’s home after a tornado. Image by Adrees Latif

                                                                          sister and brother

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                                                                                    husband home

                                                                                      A woman hugs her husband as she sees him for the first time since his deployment to Iraq. Image by The U.S. Army

                                                                                      boyfriend home

                                                                                        A young  woman hugs her significant other as he returns home for Kuwait. Image by The National Guard

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                                                                                          True love is letting yourself feel young when they’re around

                                                                                          elderly women

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                                                                                            feeling young

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                                                                                              sprinkler dad

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                                                                                                subway couple

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                                                                                                    A couple holds hands on a fall day. Image by David Amsler

                                                                                                    It’s letting yourself be silly… just because they’ll enjoy it

                                                                                                    silly faces

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                                                                                                      vote for pedro

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                                                                                                        True love is allowing yourself to show how you really feel

                                                                                                        date night

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                                                                                                            True love is timeless

                                                                                                            old friends

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                                                                                                              sitting around a fire

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