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Take a break

I absolutely love graphic design. I love the satisfaction of when a design comes together at 3 am, or when I find that perfect font for my design. That feeling you get when you’re gazing upon the finished fruits of your labor, after hours of manipulating pixels. It’s this satisfaction of creating great designs that keep me and other designers going. But if there’s one thing I hate about graphic design it’s having to sit and work behind a computer. There are some days that I’m working, and my eyes feel like they’ve become raisins and my body feels like mush. I don’t think it’s really necessary for me to present research or data to support my argument because not only is this information abundant but as designers who experience this, we all can feel the negative effects of being behind a computer for so long. But just in case, here’s an article and video to prove my point (Why you should take a break). So, manage your screen time and give yourself a well-deserved break every now and then, it’ll make you a better designer, I guarantee it.

4 Comments

  1. jcruz12 wrote:

    What you said is true. If we don’t take a break, then we would feel overwhelmed, leaving our bodies in pain. People should take a 10-15 minute break and get some fresh air, or maybe follow the Pomodoro Technique try to get work done faster and easier.

    Friday, March 2, 2018 at 12:04 pm | Permalink
  2. ysaavedr wrote:

    Taking a break is important.If I don’t take a break, everything seems to go wrong in my design. When you are tired and have been working on a design for hours, you tend to miss easy corrections.

    Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1:52 pm | Permalink
  3. jkohorst wrote:

    I agree! While I love being able to work on my design projects or watching Netflix on my computer, I can’t help but to worry about the strain the backlit screen puts on my eyes. Taking a break is important for us as designers to keep our eyes accountable. I know I have missed errors in my work many and have only been able to catch them after taking a few hours or even a day’s break from looking at the work.

    Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:15 pm | Permalink
  4. arahma12 wrote:

    I certainly do reach a point when making art in the computer where I a get stuck and have no idea what to do next. This also happens sometimes when I do coding projects for my math research and when I am writing. I do keep on going hoping that I will find the solution I am looking for while working and often I get stressed, but taking a break definitely helps and that is when the answer you searched for actually pops up. When I went for a run in between doing projects and homework for classes, my mind felt so much clearer and more motivated to work on the remainder of the projects.

    Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:55 pm | Permalink