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25 GIFs Only Graphic Designers Will Understand

Creative Market March 31, 2021 · 2 min read

The truth is we know the feeling: the annoyance of a client sending yet another set of changes, the kick from finding the perfect font, the frustrations of being asked to work for free. The graphic design world has it’s ups and downs, pros and cons, and sometimes, we can’t help but poke fun at it. We’ve made a list of our favorite situations only a graphic designer would understand, and laid them out flawlessly alongside these 25 GIFs.
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When a client sends you a low-res JPEG in a Word doc.

When someone asks you to work for “exposure”.

When your client doesn’t like the font you chose.

When your shot gets featured in the popular section on Dribbble.

When you’re asked how to pronounce GIF.

When you finally get paid after a never-ending project.

When your computer crashes and you haven’t saved your file.

When you see an epic hand-letterer at work.

When you procrastinate on a project until the last minute.

When your client sends yet another set of changes.

When Creative Cloud gets an update.

When you see Comic Sans or Papyrus out in public.

When you find the perfect font after searching for days.

When your layers are a mess but you’re too busy to care.

When you land a great client who communicates well and pays on time.

When you’re given a business card with a terrible design.

When you stare at a word too long and it loses meaning.

When you have to meet a new client in person.

When your client asks you to write their content too.

When you work on someone else’s files.

When Wacom releases a new drawing tablet.

When your whole design community freaks out about Spotify’s rebranding.

When your client thinks you’re not charging for extra changes to a design.

When you recognize one of your favorite fonts while you’re out.

When you read a post like this.

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  • You made my day - Thank you! 7 years ago
  • haha So accurate. 7 years ago
  • THIS. This needs to be shared with the world so everyone can begin to understand! HA. 7 years ago
  • I actually laughed out loud at the CC update! 7 years ago
  • Haha...so true! 7 years ago
  • Very funny :P 7 years ago
  • Thank you for making me laugh out loud! This is great! 7 years ago
  • Love the one about messy layers haha. So true for me V_V" 7 years ago
  • lol, great post :) 7 years ago
  • Damn, so true ! 7 years ago
  • This is my life.. everyday.. 7 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Brilliant. Thanks for the break in my day. 7 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Epic! 7 years ago
  • So true.. very funny! 7 years ago
  • So true and funny :) 7 years ago
  • :D very amusing! 7 years ago
  • Make my day. 7 years ago
  • This was awesome! Didn't know that I was so much a Graphic Designer!!! 7 years ago
  • LOLOLOL!! Too true! 7 years ago
  • love this 7 years ago
  • This is so real it scares me 7 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Ahaha)) "Business card" one is my favourite :) 7 years ago
  • Spot on! So funny .. and true. Love it. 7 years ago
  • Can you add "We'd like to have the original Creative Suite files to make some changes in-house" to your collection Creative Market? Got to love those client requests. 7 years ago
  • Really and the last one nailed it 7 years ago
  • hahahahaha 7 years ago
  • I Love It!! So true! 7 years ago
  • Lol Love it :) 7 years ago
  • lol so many truths here :P (but so heavy... maybe add the gifs directly? my late 2009 macbook couldn't manage to display them without hitting 100% cpu load :P) 7 years ago
  • almost like I experienced ... 7 years ago
  • So true! 7 years ago
  • So spot on! :D 7 years ago
  • Very funny! :))) 7 years ago
  • I once charged a client a minimal charge for a Thank You card because that was all he wanted on the card. He wanted the font to be contemporary but classic. Thirty fonts later, my partner suggested that maybe it was a font he had on his system. It turned out to be Garamond. Go figure! 7 years ago
  • I'm excited! 7 years ago
  • This is so beautiful it brought me to tears xD 6 years ago
  • Yesssssss CM gets me! 6 years ago
  • All of these are on point! haha Finally other people who know the struggle. 6 years ago
  • Love this! All completely accurate. Back to work on yet another font selection. 6 years ago
  • haha, oh so very true 6 years ago
  • Sad but true. https://media.giphy.com/media/E3hJAZO1IBSzS/giphy.mp4 My favourite moment in the movie)) 6 years ago
  • I loved gif about finding Papyrus and Comic Sans in public. We have a terrific cafe with excellent coffee where I live-- but they used Papyrus for their font choice in the logo... I still go in because of the coffee but cringe at the logo. ;) 6 years ago
  • OMG so true! O/ 6 years ago
  • :D mhuahahahaahahaha 6 years ago
  • This is spot on!! Can't stop laughing :D 6 years ago
  • One of my clients wanted a website for his engineering business, he provided no wording no info on the company.. nothing. He said he didn't have time to think of anything and for me to "come up with something" I charged him almost double for the website. 6 years ago
  • nice :) 6 years ago
  • Hahaha, very funny xD 6 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Final Art work is ok....https://media.giphy.com/media/jYVRObU95aUUM/giphy.gif 5 years ago
  • Thank you! So true!! :)) 3 years ago