Real-Life Comic Strips for Designers

Ever earned only 25 bucks from a blood-sweat design project? Endless design revision and amendments? Scrapping whole design and start over? Get screwed by client from hell? Like it or not, everything that is mentioned above are the reality for designers.

Well, I understand it not just because I’m one of the victim. There are few illustrators who turn designers’ adventurous life into web comic strips and it will be showcased in this article to entertain us and may be, as a comfort for those who experienced familiar situation. We’ve probably come too far to quit, so why don’t take a coffee break, relax and laugh at the similar fate we share? Have fun!

Freelance Switch

Client Types

6 types of client from hell summarized in 1 comic strip.

designers comics
Good Buddy

Friends never know you charge for your design service, and you never dare to tell.

designers comics
Cost Options

I wonder how evil would be the grandma even if I accepted the offer?

designers comics
Design Inspiration

Just because client’s mind can never be guessed with logical thinking.

designers comics
Girlfriend’s Opinion

It’s even worse when years of experience are trumped by a little girl.

designers comics
Cheaper Than Software

You probably didn’t hear about GIMP or Inkscape, did you?

designers comics
Design Jargon

I cannot discern that he’s a client or a designer.

designers comics
It Works

More surprisingly, it’s Arial.

designers comics
Another Version

Best reason for why a designer shouldn’t charge by the project with flat rate and worse, without revision limit.

designers comics
Reversal Alchemy

Saddest truth of the design industry.

designers comics
Client Communication

Where can I get the PDF version of this client translator?

designers comics
Off White

In the final stage, the client will surely decide to use the first color you put into the design.

designers comics

The Brads

Uncle

And he uses FrontPage!

designers comics
Illogical Conclusions

You hired me to design your site, so it should be your fault.

designers comics
Early Morning

This is surely ‘403 Forbidden’ by most companies.

designers comics
41 Shades Of Blue

Brilliantly explained why charge by the hour is important for a design project.

designers comics
New Neighbor

Some kind of guy who thinks he knows about web design.

designers comics

Kopozky

Worst Case

This is what so-called hardcore designer.

designers comics
Perfectionism

Avoid this kind of deal whenever possible.

designers comics
Shock

Sadly, this kind of boss only exist in my dream.

designers comics
Tools For Fools

That’s why some designers can hardly get a girlfriend.

designers comics
The Customer Is Always Right!

Often designer has to surrender to the cruel reality, no more objection!

designers comics

OK/ Cancel

Experienced Designer

You have to learn to say No.

designers comics
Designer’s Goal

Isn’t this the goal of CEO?

designers comics
Communication

Lesson: Never have your design manager to pass the word for you.

designers comics
Collaboration Spirit

It’s the contradiction of collaboration.

designers comics
Design Management

I wonder if the manager can say the same thing to construction architect.

designers comics
Design Vs Usability

Argument between designer and usability expert never ends.

designers comics
Feedback Form

No, we are talking about winning competitor with overloaded features.

designers comics

WebDesignerDepot Comic Series

The Cheapest

The mistake that most beginning designers would make.

designers comics
Not Again!

Can you say the same thing to non-designer professional?

designers comics
One Last Design

It’s time to get into freelance.

designers comics
Multiple Personalitites

The pain of being your own boss.

designers comics
The Collector

I wish I have a cousin with this job too.

designers comics
Just Say It

Overreacted but he said what most designers hope to say.

designers comics

The Oatmeal

How A Web Design Goes Straight To Hell

A heartbroken experience on showing how a heavenly design turns into an ultimate abomination.

designers comics

Reflection

We want to thank to FreelanceSwitch, The Brad, Kopozky, OK/Cancel, WebDesignerDepot and The Oatmeal for sharing all these awesomely illustrated comic strips to us. There are more comic strips to enjoy in their own site, so do pay a visit for more fun!

Besides, which comic strip did you enjoy the most? Or should I ask, how many comic strips relate to your life? We do love to hear your sincere sharing!

Show Comments
FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterestLinkedInGoogle+YoutubeRedditDribbbleBehanceGithubCodePenWhatsappEmail