Designers and Photographers

Designer: So I took the dead cat by the tail and chucked it over the fence and I thought, “Man. If the people at work could only see what a bumpkin I am.”

312 Plum Street
Cincinnati, Ohio

Looks Like Bill's Work, to Me

Graphic designer looking at logo: Looks like a free hand job to me.


Overheard by: Johnny Bystander

Writer: ‘Portly’ sounds cute. Sounds like a nice, bald, fat man in a three-piece suit.
Designer: ‘Portly’ sounds like someone with grease stains on their shirt from dropping a piece of chicken.
Writer: That’s not ‘portly!’ That’s obese!
Designer: What’s the difference?
Writer: Obese is like those Subway ads before Jared lost his weight. When he was all wild-eyed and savage. Clothes all stretched out, nothing laundered, brimming with Big Macs and Crisco sandwhiches.
Designer: They should outlaw Crisco. Just straight out make it a crime.
Writer: Yeah.

16340 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona

Designer to sales rep, about ad consultation: Do you want to do it with me right now?
Sales rep: You can do me right now? I'll just go downstairs and get my stuff.
Designer: The room is free, so we'll have no problem getting it in.


Overheard by: m00nwater

Photographer #1: It doesn't need to be sucked that hard.
Photographer #2: Yes, it does.
Photographer #3: I am more about friction then suction.

Culver City, California

Office manager: …and his mantle, it’s made out of Bubinga!
Designer: What the hell is Bubinga?
Writer: It’s Ubuntu’s neighbor?
Designer: Do they have a Wiki?
Writer: Yeah, I think they do!

100 West Broad Street
Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Overheard by: Slave to technology

Graphic designer to PR guy : But I know what you mean, all black people do look the same.

Rochester, New York

Copywriter: Were you looking for me?
Designer: Sorry?
Copywriter: Before, when I was in that meeting…it looked like you were looking for me.
Designer: Ah…Where I walked over, sighed, and declared “Tragedy”; I was actually looking for the coffee. The window to your meeting room just happened to be behind the machine. You guys have better coffee than our side.

12655 Beatrice Street
Los Angeles, California

Creative director: Alright, nice work, guys.
Designer: Before you leave, can I grab you real quick–
Creative director: Depends on where.

312 Plum Street
Cincinnati, Ohio

Designer: Hey, look, I’m finished with Page 2, now all I need are your lottery numbers.
EA: The numbers aren’t in yet…It’s going to be another 40 minutes before they come in.
Designer: Well, can’t you just forecast what the numbers will be?

200 E. Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Overheard by: W. Texas Mike