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How to speak designer

Have you ever felt like you're speaking in a foreign language when dealing with non-designers? If you're trying to explain kerning on a new logo design (opens in new tab) or responsive web design (opens in new tab) and being met with a puzzled expression, this helpful infographic (opens in new tab) from Pagemodo (opens in new tab) can help.

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The team from the social marketing suite sat down with professional designers to figure out where non-designers trip up when describing their ideas – and this was the outcome.

While you may look at this and think it's child's play, remember that even the most basic of design terms can confuse a client who's not familiar with the ways of the creative world. So the next time someone asks, send them this infographic and save yourself some time and stress!

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Kerrie Hughes is Editor at Creative Bloq (currently on maternity leave). One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications. Kerrie's work for Creative Bloq involves managing the team and the site's content, developing and maintaining commercial partnerships, and finding innovative ways to bring Creative Bloq's audience the content they're looking for.