9 things designers do that they'd never admit

We designers are a fickle bunch of people. We live and breathe design, but it's a very precise and individual experience bringing an idea into being. So it's not surprising that we can get a little bit cagey when it comes to our sources of inspiration, design practices, or little habits and superstitions.

Of course, everyone is different, and you may not recognise all of these traits in yourself. But we reckon there's a good deal of commonality across the profession, whether you'er an illustrator, creative director or graphic designer.

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Sam Hampton-Smith

Sam is a designer and illustrator based in Scotland, UK. He splits his time between art and design, motion and video and writing for various creative titles. He has written a book about web design, Pro CSS3 Layout Techniques and contributed to typography book, Fonts and Typefaces Made Easy.