Sometimes I get the feeling that because I teach bookbinding and journaling with a "you can do it" gusto, and because I encourage people to draw and understand their creative process, that people get the idea I'm some sort of sweet (blech), huggy (don't come near me), earth mother (I'm dippy, but not in any way that could be classified as e.m.).
Today, my computer guy sent me a note about something Apple is doing to make my life expensive (it has to do with iPhones and publishing and it makes my head hurt, so I won't bother any of you with it). In the comment section of the article Bob sent me I found a link to another blog by accident. A happy accident. And here a young designer (seems to be a young woman in Norway) gives you 50 Reasons Not To Date a Graphic Designer. (On "a bourbon for silvia.")
If you haven't already started dating a graphic designer (or "horror" married one!) or if you just want to know a little bit more about ME, or graphic designers in general, then you should really read this list.
I don't do #6 (I admire too many of them—they entertain me) and #20 doesn't apply to me (yet), perhaps simply because I've always been print-focused even as it supposedly dies. But #3, #32, and #45 give you a very precise sense of me. Item #30 explains my political philosophy.
Item #48 has already happened for me, multiple times. So I guess I've had a long and fulfilling professional life!
We don't really need to say anything about #7, just plan accordingly if you attend with me.
And as for #27, even with the Pantone book this is challenging for me.
OK, pretty much everything else on this list is spot on, except #41, which was memorable, but I've also led a fulfilling personal life. Nuf said.