Graphic Design Stereotypes

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“We’re all a bunch of creatives that don’t know how to work linearly,” Bailey Sorensen responds after being asked a common stereotype of those who comprise her career field, graphic design. This perception of graphic designers seems to be an ongoing theme among global citizens which can be attested to after having scoped the World Wide Web for confirmation. People seem to think that those who are artistically-inclined simply are “spastic” or that they cannot keep their train of thought constant. The same individuals who stereotype graphic designers, and artists in general, to be all over with their ideas also categorize graphic designers to be partially lazy and/or unable to complete a project, which is the complete opposite typically. Even …show more content…
I had not thought of this as an influence on one’s work, but for the graphic design industry, it is major! Designers have to create fresh ideas and make them appealing to their customers without being discouraged by the glamorous works of others. With Miss Sorensen just beginning her business and journey, she admitted that her skills are not as keen as the professionals who have been involved with graphic design for decades, and said it is easy for her to feel dejected when comparing her work to theirs. Another challenge she admitted to dealing with in graphic design is her customers’ demands. Many people conjure up an idea in their mind and think this idea is spectacular, but then see it on a physical display and are disappointed with the outcome. Graphic designers have to deal with the constantly-changing minds of their customers while maintaining a polite, business-like personality. This type of work clearly is not for everyone due to its need of a level-head and temper control. Also, this industry requires a fair amount of belief in one’s self in order to take pride in work and be …show more content…
Often times, companies will only initially need a graphic designer to help brand themselves, not for an extended period of time where it would be worth have the designer on payroll each payday. Graphic designers have adapted to this and are working more commonly as freelancers, or workers who are self-employed and not under a specific company. This form of adaptation has resulted in much appeal to designers in the field because it allows for travel, free time, self-planned hours, and more! When being questioned, Bailey mentioned her love for being able to make her schedule the way she wants it by allowing for time at the gym and for proper meals that can sometimes be forgotten when working. These reasons also attract individuals into entrepreneurship because it allows for the same things – pick work schedule, traveling, etc. Although, graphic designers appreciate these choices much more because the creative mind can only efficiently work for certain periods of

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