What is graphic designers greatest fear?

By Florie Lyn Masarate

Designers are considered masters of their crafts. They have created and designed the most amazing things that not all other people are capable of. They are the ones people run to if they wanted the best creations that may serve whatever purpose they wanted. These designers can turn simple ideas and illustrations into innovative graphic designs. These are what they do best.

What people do not know is that these designers, tackling everything and making wonders in designs, scram in fear when made to communicate with words. Talk about paradox. Whether they are aware of it or not, graphic designers are also communicators. They are able to communicate through visuals. That is their way, and the way they understand it perfectly.

But then, give them the same concept, try making them express it, this time in writing. The result would be something like trying to make a bird talk. Which also means like putting too much effort on something near the boundaries of a disaster and impossibility? This is what it takes to make designers write.

This situation need basic solutions as to not make these designers be trembling once put in a table with a pen and paper, and nothing else. Sometimes designers are asked to do two works at a time, adding captions and heading to what they have done.

Reports are also needed to be written most accurately by them who have done the works themselves. This would mean having to explain something not using the method that they do so well.

A lesson or two would surely help these graphic designers into being word-friendly. The first thing they need to know is that they should begin with words. What the writing is about. Drawing pictures to inspire words can also be done. As long as the concept is present.

It is always a big help to research or learn about the topic one is writing about. Getting an idea is different from copying. There are numerous words that can replace and explain another.

Keywords would be an important point of origin. They can serve as guides in the progression of the writing, reminding one not to lean away from the essence of what the writing is about. Writing out all your thoughts and what one understands is most acceptable.

There is always a tendency of a free flow of idea once in a while. Letting it come out and putting it into writing will surely score some points. The last thing to do is the editing part. As graphic designers are already exposed to editing their works, this would not be much of a difficulty.

Checking out the finished work is being polishing it to ready it for the final stage of presentation. In some cases, editing the work can at times bring fresh ideas to add up to what is already done.

Graphic designers are experts of their crafts. But that fact does not mean they are experts in everything. Writing can make them “unexperts”.

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About the author:
Florie Lyn Masarate got a flair for reading and writing when she got her first subscription of the school newsletter in kindergarten. She had her first article published on that same newsletter in the third grade.

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