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The life of a graphic designer


Jessi
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So you mean to say that it is possible to get good, fast and free all at once?

 

I don't think you can get a good work when it is done s ofast and was cheap but then it depends on the person's preference. I think Nathan is right. Good is an opinion. I mean all of use has our standards to call something good.

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You have a point there. Especially when it comes to graphics design. What may look like a three-year-old's doodles can be worth millions to those who appreciate such art. However when it comes to writing, I believe there is such a thing as a minimum standard to be called good.

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The image is funny and true to some extent, I think I've had to use the "pick 2" to a client or two at some point. And to be honest I have to say that most people go with the Cheap + Great, lol, at least in my case it's been like that multiple times.

 

About the good being an opinion, I have to agree, I have seen a number of things that a lot of people say are not even near good, but the person who asked for it to be made is amazed by how it looks and end up paying a bunch for it.

For example, a store near me once had a logo design created for them; their new owner (they had to switch the old logo since it wasn't a franchise anymore) went to a designer to have the design created. He just made a simple rectangle with the name of the store written inside (no effect, nothing special, rectangle was a yellow border, font in black, white background); took about 5 minutes to create; the guy charged them $400 for designing the logo, the owner thought it looked great and that it was made so fast that she actually paid that amount. I felt bad for her considering I used to make the posters for the store when it was part of the franchise, but that graphic designer was her go to for everything she needed, graphic wise, so I had to step back once she bought the store.

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I personally don't mind waiting for a great piece of work. however what bugs me the most is waiting for a long period of time expecting at least a decent piece of work and instead receiving some trash worthy design. Recently I have just made friends with designers that I know are experts and we trade free designs with each other. It's working out really well.

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How come you have introduced four factors into the formula? The one that I learned was "Good, Fast or Cheap. Choose one. Only one". The "free" factor throws everything out of balance. Reason being that there are actually free things which are very good.

 

Yes, I agree with this quote. There are some products which are free but they're still great. But I still love your diagram nontheless; it's very creative.

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