Satirical job title generator pokes fun at industry BS

Screens of wanky design titles
Image credit: Pseudo Design Titles

The creative industries have spawned some suitably creative job titles. And while some roles are given descriptive and impressive names, there are, admittedly, a few professional monikers that border on the bizarre.

Words such as guru, unicorn, and thought leader can be found on the creative resumes (opens in new tab) and LinkedIn pages of designers, perhaps to the bafflement of non-artsy folk. And now, Pseudo Design Titles is here to lovingly poke fun at this ludicrous lexicon.

Created by designers Xtian Miller (opens in new tab) and Boris Crowther (opens in new tab), the site describes itself as "a satirical title generator for designers seeking a title apart from other designers." So if you're looking for a new job title to spice up your CV, simply head over to Pseudo Design Titles (opens in new tab) and let the random role generator work its magic. New titles are created when you hit the space bar, and the more you do it, the more surreal they become.

Check out some of our favourites by clicking left to right in the gallery below.

Inspired by other online publications that have taken a friendly swipe at corporate creative culture, including The Truth About Design Titles (opens in new tab) and the Silicon Valley Job Generator (opens in new tab), Pseudo Design Titles is clearly a tongue in cheek project created by people who have more than a bit of industry self-awareness.

So don't be too offended if by some amazing coincidence a title similar to yours is conjured up. It's just a bit of fun! And if you do want to update your business card to reflect your new role, then check out our post on business card templates (opens in new tab).

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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.