Do Designers Work or Do Designers Play?

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Recently I met someone and, upon finding out I’m a graphic designer, they said to me “Oh how nice! You get to play all day!”

Haha.

Of course I smiled and agreed, not bothering to mention that this is akin to claiming “hey, Dr. Doctor, you get to save lives all day” or “hey, Policeman, it must feel good to put away the bad guys every afternoon”. Most people forget about the paperwork and meetings nearly all jobs entail.

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