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Graphic design limitations revealed

How would you like your graphic design ven diagram

How many times has your client demanded all of these?

In a dream world, graphic designers would be free to create their masterpieces in private, away from the annoying demands of irritating clients. Sadly this isn't the case and instead graphic designers have to work within the constraints this Venn diagram highlights with painful accuracy.

Created by designer Colin Harman, this diagram lays out the four main limitations graphic designers usually have to deal with. These include that the work is 'fast', 'cheap', 'great' and 'free'. Tall orders in and of themselves, but even then there's a catch: you can only pick two of these to work with.

These result is terrible no matter which way you slice it. You want fast and great work? Not going to happen. How about free and fast? Just go away. One day clients will learn. One day.

Dom Carter
Dom Carter is Creative Bloq's staff writer, news finder, and all round design fan. You'll usually find him drooling over screen prints and coveting more notebooks than is practical.