Types of Designers

“The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness.” – Massimo Vignelli. Although we’re all working towards the same objective, we designers have our distinct skill sets and preferences. There are designers who love flat design and there are designers who love skeuomorphism. Similarly, there are designers who like pastel shades and minimalism and there are those who like grunge and vibrance.

Due to the massive response we received from the post ‘HOW TO ANNOY A GRAPHIC DESIGNER’, we decided to bring you another compilation on types of graphic designers clients associate with.

Think Design has created a series of images that describe the different types of designers based on tastes, habits and attributes. To have a little fun of my own, am going to mention some designers I know and the category and i think the fall in. Myself, am a Minimalist Maverick. Don’t sue me guys! Here goes nothing!

Dennis Kumi Danso — The Ultra Detailed

David Arthur — The Pantone Guru

Joel Kiki Amedoe — The Colour Coder

Abigail Esi Nunoo — The Minimalist Maverick

Andrew Denkyira — The Icon Master

Ato DeGraft Johnson — Typography Smitten

Check them out below.

1. The Ultra Detailed

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2. The Minimalist Maverick

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3. The Retro Rebel

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4. The Color Coder

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5. The Typography Smitten

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6. The Geometric Genius

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7. The Hipster Hero

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8. The Icon Master

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9. The Gradient God

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10. The Pantone Guru

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So, which one are you? Share this post with a designer friend and voice your views in the comments below. Also give us the names of designers you know and what category you think they fall into.

—Digital Synopsis

Types of Designers

How to annoy a Graphic Designer!

Are you a design client looking for ways to de-stress? Do you believe people perform best under pressure? Is your designer producing top quality work with too much ease? Here’s a handy infographic by UK printing company Print-Print that shows you how to play havoc with your designer’s mind and show him/her who’s boss.

Try these on your designer at your own peril!

How to really annoy a graphic designer (Infographic)

Our personal favorites are 1, 2 and 10. Voice your views in the comments below and share this post with a designer friend who can relate.

Credit: Digital Synopsis

How to annoy a Graphic Designer!

Famous Logos: Before and After

The logos of brands like Apple and IBM are iconic now, but when most of these companies started out, their logos were awkward, clip-arty and looked like they had been designed by amateurs on a budget. With time, they shed their extra weight and evolved into aesthetically pleasant shapes thanks to legendary artists like Paul Rand who were masters of brand identity design.

With the rise in number of mobile/wearable devices and the Internet of Things, we can expect to see a major shift towards flat, minimal and responsive logo design.

Stock Logos has compiled an interesting list of first logos of popular brands like Apple, Canon, GE, IBM, Microsoft, McDonald’s and more. Most of the previous logos will make you ask “What were they thinking?” but some brands like Nissan had decent logos to begin with. Check them out below. You may have to wait for images to load if your connection is slow.

Apple

Original famous brand logos and now - Apple

AT&T

Original famous brand logos and now - AT&T

British Airways

Original famous brand logos and now - British Airways

Canon

Original famous brand logos and now - Canon

Discovery Channel

Original famous brand logos and now - Discovery

Eskimo

Original famous brand logos and now - Eskimo

Firefox

Original famous brand logos and now - Firefox

General Electric

Original famous brand logos and now - GE

IBM

Original famous brand logos and now - IBM

Kodak

Original famous brand logos and now - Kodak

Lay’s

Original famous brand logos and now - Lays

Lego

Original famous brand logos and now - Lego

Mazda

Original famous brand logos and now - Mazda

McDonald’s

Original famous brand logos and now - McDonalds

Microsoft

Original famous brand logos and now - Microsoft

Nintendo

Original famous brand logos and now - Nintendo

Nissan

Original famous brand logos and now - Nissan

RCA

Original famous brand logos and now - RCA

Shell

Original famous brand logos and now - Shell

Xerox

Original famous brand logos and now - Xerox

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Credit: Digital Synopsis

Famous Logos: Before and After

‘Wordplay’ & Caligrams

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Media firm, OneMedia (based in Ghana) uses typography to create interesting visuals with everyday words. The results are quite interesting. These are a few of the designs they call ‘Wordplay’ & Caligrams.

I know my top three (Families, Pinocchio and flood). What about you? Share with your colleagues for their favorite picks too!

‘Wordplay’ & Caligrams