Hannah Palasinski


Design & Lifestyle Insights of a Yankee Designer Living in the South

Being a Graphic Designer

It took me up until graduating high school to decide what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. For the longest time I wanted to be a curator for a museum, I even took AP History classes. I look back at that time of my life and laugh. I can't imagine doing anything other than Graphic Design. Design gives me so much pleasure and fulfillment. However, there are days where I get lost and wonder if this is what I should be doing with my life. Everyone gets that way I suppose. But I ran across this quote when I was getting ready to graduate college.

Oh.my.gosh! This is so on point! Sometimes I create something and I feel pretty proud of myself, other times I just can't seem to get it right. And that is so frustrating! I won't ever quit designing due to frustration, if anything my frustration drives me to overcome this obstacle. I often refer back to this quote knowing that the more work I do the better I will become! 

If you're a designer, I'm sure you've seen this image below. What a graphic designer does....or what people think they do.

This is my favorite! I wish I had coloring booked into my schedule like little kids have nap time, but ain't nobody got time for that. Same goes for pic #2, who leisurely designs with one hand while holding a cup of coffee in the other? Normally, I am trying to figure out a way for coffee to be injected straight into my vein because there isn't time for my other hand to hold a cup. I wish I could dance around in money but I'm not established enough to have that much to throw around. Yeah, I'm an apple lover but not to that extreme. Some days I do think my work is the equivalent to putting the first man on the moon, but then I realize my work could be better, and I promptly shut my mouth and go back to work. Finally, yes, that is what I want to do when I can't figure out a solution, however that behavior is frowned upon in the office so I wait until I get home. Although frustration is usually solved with a cocktail!


I love an infographic! And what better infographic then one about the life of a graphic designer?! I can relate to a lot of this but there is no way I stay up until 2 a.m. I'm always in bed by midnight. I need my beauty sleep!