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Real-Life Comic Strips for Designers

18 Mar/12

Ever earned only 25 bucks from a blood-sweat design project? Endless design revision and amendments? Scrapping whole design and start over? Get screwed by client from hell? Like it or not, everything that is mentioned above are the reality for designers.

preview Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Well, I understand it not just because I’m one of the victim. There are few illustrators who turn designers’ adventurous life into web comic strips and it will be showcased in this article to entertain us and may be, as a comfort for those who experienced familiar situation. We’ve probably come too far to quit, so why don’t take a coffee break, relax and laugh at the similar fate we share? Have fun!

Freelance Switch

Client Types6 types of client from hell summarized in 1 comic strip.

client types Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Good BuddyFriends never know you charge for your design service, and you never dare to tell.

good buddy Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Cost OptionsI wonder how evil would be the grandma even if I accepted the offer?

cost options Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Design InspirationJust because client’s mind can never be guessed with logical thinking.

design inspiration Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Girlfriend’s OpinionIt’s even worse when years of experience are trumped by a little girl.

girlfriends opinion Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Cheaper Than SoftwareYou probably didn’t hear about GIMP or Inkscape, did you?

cheaper than software Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Design JargonI cannot discern that he’s a client or a designer.

design jargon Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

It WorksMore surprisingly, it’s Arial.

it works Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Another VersionBest reason for why a designer shouldn’t charge by the project with flat rate and worse, without revision limit.

another version Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Reversal AlchemySaddest truth of the design industry.

reversal alchemy Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Client CommunicationWhere can I get the PDF version of this client translator?

client communication Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Off WhiteIn the final stage, the client will surely decide to use the first color you put into the design.

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The Brads

UncleAnd he uses FrontPage!

uncle Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Illogical ConclusionsYou hired me to design your site, so it should be your fault.

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Early MorningThis is surely ’403 Forbidden’ by most companies.

early morning Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

41 Shades Of BlueBrilliantly explained why charge by the hour is important for a design project.

41 shades of blue Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

New NeighborSome kind of guy who thinks he knows about web design.

new neighbor Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Kopozky

Worst CaseThis is what so-called hardcore designer.

worst case Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

PerfectionismAvoid this kind of deal whenever possible.

perfectionism Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

ShockSadly, this kind of boss only exist in my dream.

shock Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Tools For FoolsThat’s why some designers can hardly get a girlfriend.

tools for fools Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

The Customer Is Always Right!Often designer has to surrender to the cruel reality, no more objection!

customer right Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

OK/ Cancel

Experienced DesignerYou have to learn to say No.

experienced designer Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Designer’s GoalIsn’t this the goal of CEO?

designers goal Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

CommunicationLesson: Never have your design manager to pass the word for you.

communication Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Collaboration SpiritIt’s the contradiction of collaboration.

collaboration spirit Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Design ManagementI wonder if the manager can say the same thing to construction architect.

design management Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Design Vs UsabilityArgument between designer and usability expert never ends.

design vs usability Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Feedback FormNo, we are talking about winning competitor with overloaded features.

feedback form Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

WebDesignerDepot Comic Series

The CheapestThe mistake that most beginning designers would make.

the cheapest Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Not Again!Can you say the same thing to non-designer professional?

not again Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

One Last DesignIt’s time to get into freelance.

one last design Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Multiple PersonalititesThe pain of being your own boss.

multiple personalities Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

The CollectorI wish I have a cousin with this job too.

the collector Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Just Say ItOverreacted but he said what most designers hope to say.

just say it Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

The Oatmeal

How A Web Design Goes Straight To HellA heartbroken experience on showing how a heavenly design turns into an ultimate abomination.

web design hell 9 Real Life Comic Strips for Designers

Reflection

We want to thank to FreelanceSwitch, The Brad, Kopozky, OK/Cancel, WebDesignerDepot and The Oatmeal for sharing all these awesomely illustrated comic strips to us. There are more comic strips to enjoy in their own site, so do pay a visit for more fun!

Besides, which comic strip did you enjoy the most? Or should I ask, how many comic strips relate to your life? We do love to hear your sincere sharing!

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