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3 Reasons to be Happy as a Designer

It’s Thanksgiving and there is a lot to be thankful about.

Whether you are just now starting off as a student, or already have an existing career in the field, there are plenty of reasons to be happy as a graphic designer!

1. You get paid for being creative.

While design is a procedural discipline, it also gives you endless opportunities to be actively creative.

2. You’ll never stop learning.

Your work will continue to improve and evolve. Like Paula Scher once said, “it’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.”

3. Every day is different.

A graphic design career can take you to places you never thought possible; you will be facing new creative challenges constantly and encountering many wonderful opportunities for yourself and with other creatives.

With good design always in demand, you have the power to make a positive difference in the world through your work. Additionally, you learn to become business minded and get to see people interact with your work physically and emotionally.

Ultimately, as a graphic designer, you’ll change the way you see the world and gain new inspiration every single day. Now, how amazing is that?

5 Comments

  1. Evan Milowic wrote:

    I enjoy the fact that every day is different. I easily get bored when doing the same work task over and over. Variety keeps me on my toes, making me become more adaptable.

    Friday, November 24, 2017 at 5:56 pm | Permalink
  2. Jun Hee Kim wrote:

    Through keep learning, I have been trying to escape from stereotypes.

    Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 11:37 am | Permalink
  3. Bianca Panyanouvong wrote:

    Never stop learning is the best part. The graphic design realm is constantly evolving so designers must evolve as well to keep up with it. There will always be a topic we aren’t familiar with and through research we can learn so much.

    Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 6:06 pm | Permalink
  4. Kathleen Larkin wrote:

    You have a great attitude towards your approach to finding happiness in your career! Number 2, never stop learning, is critical. I would also add that if you are doing work that others appreciate and find valuable, and you continue to learn and get better over time, you can’t help but feel contentment!

    Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 6:26 pm | Permalink
  5. Maryam Nozary wrote:

    What a great perspective towards design! What sets us apart from other careers is that we can be creative and most designers enjoy what they do. I’m not saying other professionals don’t enjoy their work but as a designer we can put a little bit of ourselves into everything we do. The best part is all the new technology that allows us to expand our knowledge.

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 8:49 am | Permalink