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I’m so grabbing this question from another thread but I thought it would be fun to post as its own topic.
I’m feeling Fonty right now but that could change…
Q. If You were not Designer, What would you be?
A. A Designer. I've tried otherwise, to no avail. I wake up seeing things that could exist, but don't. I go to sleep visualizing methods that aren't yet applied. I sit there at the computer creating images that never before were seen. I write, I design games, I sketch workflows, I design. If I were not a designer, would I be at all?
Life without design? I'd be a homeless drunk ... perhaps in the peace corps, if they'd have me.
then go drink beer after the show.
What kind of rock star is that?! Boy, you'd best start your drinkin' earlier than that. Keith Moon, John Bonham and others wouldn't lead you astray, would they?
If I wasn't a designer, I'd be an a)unemployed photographer b)unemployed writer c)unemployed musician or d)unemployed painter.
Alms to the poor?
ChuckGroth > Tightrope walker
Jason Walcott> I’d be a pole dancer.
Twist + Turn = One walks like a cat and one moves like a fish?!
Die-Hard Requirements = High Skills + Well-Engineered Body?!
Doesn’t count, man: that’s still “design.” ;-)
It certainly ain't the same as I have discovered! I have a Bachelor's degree in TV/Film with a minor in Fine Arts. I went back and got my Master's in graphic design.
They can certainly cross paths...but they are very different. My Bachelor's degree led me to a life of selling guitar strings and restaurant daily specials.
So, they are all "creative" fields...but the path to making a living...they are quite unequal. As much as I like design...sometimes I wonder what would have happened if I got my Master's in Illustration. :)
In response to Miss Tiffany - I think I'd like to be a grouper.
Oh wait, I already tried that… :)
> then go drink beer after the show.
> What kind of rock star is that?! Boy, you’d best start your drinkin’ earlier than that.
Actually a truly professional alcoholic (oops I mean musician) doesn't start until one hour before the show - you want people to see you on the way up, not the way down.
Then after the show it's time to get serious… :)
After all there are things in hotel rooms that need smashing.
Then after realizing I still have to find money and something that invades my spare time, I would so go for the average superhero.
I don't really consider the cape as necessary but honestly, it would be one of my first investments.
Spam has no power here. :^P
a pole dancer? the more i think about it, i would probably be a somnabulist...
oh, wait. i already am. at least in the last client meeting.
Actually a truly professional alcoholic (oops I mean musician) doesn’t start until one hour before the show - you want people to see you on the way up, not the way down.
Then after the show it’s time to get serious… :)
Unless your name is Robert Pollard, in which case you drink your beer onstage during the show, too! :-P
filthy rich. or a farmer maybe. or even better, a filthy rich farmer.
I would be a serial killer or a crack dealer. Dream on...
geez, that makes me wonder how many killers out there are really just frustrated designers...
Hitler was a frustrated artist... not to mention John Wayne Gacy.
I'd go to ship building school.
Artist - I majored in fine art.
Or, a welder - It paid better.
architect or illustrator
Actually designers are frustrated killers...not the other way round. ;)
Thank you lore
That explains the trail of dead bodies....
Seems like a "Murder She Wrote" series where Angela Landsbury just happens across a murder every week in a little new England town and nobody asks why :-)
What kind of rock star is that?! Boy, you’d best start your drinkin’ earlier than that. Keith Moon, John Bonham and others wouldn’t lead you astray, would they?
After the right amount of Grey Goose, I usually start swinging the Les Paul around like it was wet lettuce, now that I think about it...!
I'm listening to an interview with Nobel Prizewinner Harold Kroto. He says that he really wants to be a designer.
How about that then?
Actually designers are frustrated killers…not the other way round. ;)
Thank lore for your insightful comment! No wonder my kitchen cabinets are filled with fava beans and bottles of Chianti.
Just for the 2 Typophiles who wanted to be rock stars?!
Maybe a stunt man, or a hot dog eating champion.