If You were not Designer, What would you be?

AzizMostafa's picture

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…

Choz Cunningham's picture

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?

Alaskan's picture

Life without design? I'd be a homeless drunk ... perhaps in the peace corps, if they'd have me.

ChuckGroth's picture

tightrope walker

Dan Gayle's picture

mjpatrick:
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?

AzizMostafa's picture

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?!

TBiddy's picture

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. :)

Paul Cutler's picture

In response to Miss Tiffany - I think I'd like to be a grouper.

Oh wait, I already tried that… :)

peace

Paul Cutler's picture

> mjpatrick:
> 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.

peace

gabssnake's picture

frustrated.
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.

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Miss Tiffany's picture

Spam has no power here. :^P

ChuckGroth's picture

a pole dancer? the more i think about it, i would probably be a somnabulist...

ChuckGroth's picture

oh, wait. i already am. at least in the last client meeting.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

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

alexfjelldal's picture

filthy rich. or a farmer maybe. or even better, a filthy rich farmer.
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lore's picture

I would be a serial killer or a crack dealer. Dream on...

Ch's picture

geez, that makes me wonder how many killers out there are really just frustrated designers...

pattyfab's picture

Hitler was a frustrated artist... not to mention John Wayne Gacy.

snsr's picture

I'd go to ship building school.

russellm's picture

Artist - I majored in fine art.

Or, a welder - It paid better.

ms. pater's picture

architect or illustrator

lore's picture

Actually designers are frustrated killers...not the other way round. ;)

Jackie Frant's picture

Thank you lore

That explains the trail of dead bodies....

dezcom's picture

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 :-)

ChrisL

mjpatrick's picture

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...!

kris's picture

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?

—K

Jason Walcott's picture

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.

AzizMostafa's picture

Just for the 2 Typophiles who wanted to be rock stars?!

andrew_baker's picture

Maybe a stunt man, or a hot dog eating champion.

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