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9 Ready-To-Use Excuses For Designers

Kevin Whipps March 31, 2021 · 1 min read

Deadlines are weird. On the one hand, they’re totally motivational; they encourage you to get the job done by a specific date, thus ensuring achievement. But on the other, they can overwhelm you when they all come flying willy-nilly. Sometimes you just need to take some extra time to compose yourself. And we all know it’s important to account for mistakes in a project. In either of these cases, you’ll need an excuse ready to go, even if it’s a little bit of a fib. Fortunately, thanks to John Moore, you’ve got at least 100 of them to work with.
That’s because he created a list of 100 excuses for designers, and even though some of them veer toward the UX side of things, plenty of them apply for graphic designers as well. In fact, it’s a good page to bookmark, because who knows when you’ll need it.
Maybe it got caught in your spam
I can't start until we decide on a name
The file is too big to send
My colleague was supposed to send it
It's the Pantone color of the year!
No one uses IE anyway
This is how everyone does it. We should do it this way.
Your TV/Monitor/Laptop/phone probably isn't calibrated
It should be supported in the latest nightly build of Chrome
See the full list on Medium.

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