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Graphic designers' daily frustrations revealed

A day in the life of a graphic designer

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Being a graphic designer is wonderful, right? You get to do what you love for a living, from creating fresh logo design (opens in new tab) work to groundbreaking pieces that push the limits of experimental design (opens in new tab). What could be better? Well, as this funny-because-it's-true infographic print from Amerikan Made Prints (opens in new tab) points out, the reality of it is slightly less glamorous.

From caffeine addiction, to meddlesome clients and unnecessary feedback, this stylish chart breaks down the top bugbears of designers everywhere. If only designers could be left to create their masterpieces in private...

This design is so popular it's been turned into a poster (opens in new tab) you can hang up on your wall with a unique feeling of cynical satisfaction. Your clients may not get you, but this hand pulled screen-print certainly does.

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Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.

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