Who needs designers?

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life35 Comments

One for me, and one for my homies.

[Knowing full well you won't get the next five minutes of your life back, watch this if you've ever wanted to tell upper management why their ideas are so fundamentally wrong when it comes to white space.]
Cathy ZielskeWho needs designers?

35 Comments on “Who needs designers?”

  1. #2
    Lyn Meeker

    I didn’t turn the sound on because I was too lazy to roll over to the stereo and turn it on..

    I could still “HEAR” .. “BUT WAIT .. THERE’S MORE!” ..


  2. #3

    LOL….sending to hubby who owns his own commercial printing business! He should get a chuckle out of this!

  3. #5
    carol :)

    Wait!!!….let me wipe my tears! You used The Emotionator on your blog page didn’t you???!!! In my previous life (aka pre-kids), I made logos and signs. This fabulous package of products would have made me millions! A day late and a dollar short again…..Thanks for making my day!

  4. #7

    OMG!!!I think they stole my clients to make that commercial!!! That is all I hear, can you make it bigger? What about all this space over here? Can we add more information? Here’s another paragraph; can you find some space for it in the ad? I have photoshop, I could probably do that. UGH!!!! What is with these people? That made my year! I think I need to send that to an old professor. Cathy, this is exactly why you ROCK!!!

  5. #10

    Love it! That starburst dust was always a salesperson’s favorite at the newspaper I used to work for. Makes me cringe just thinking about it. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the laugh.

  6. #14

    Oh, loved that! And to think you just need a bit of cream and a little “spritz”.

    Have you had any printing issues with the R1800 since you put leopard on? Just wondering, as I have. Thanks…

    As they use to say in the “old days”…a little dab will do ya!!

  7. #17
    Kayla S.

    OMG! That is so funny. I am a designer and I can totally relate to this! The EVP of Marketing of a company I worked for didn’t understand the concept of white space…and he always wanted more emotion! Thanks for sharing!

  8. #18
    Mel in New Zealand


    And I had to tell you last night it was my turn to see the wonderful Mr Neil Finn and Crowded House at their concert here in Wellington. Awesome night! Aren’t they great?

  9. #19

    LOL! I need to pass this one on to the designers at my company. The “emotionator” put me over the top with the flag-eagle-rainbow-baby-seal collage.

    Thanks for the laugh!

  10. #20

    I’m not sure why (perhaps it’s my browser), but I don’t see a link to the YouTube clip. Any chance you could post the URL or the name of the clip?

  11. #22
    Kayce R

    Ahhh…that takes me back. It reminds me of the olden days – designing ads for the newspaper. I had almost forgotten about the starburst feature in Illustrator. Good times, good times.

  12. #26
    Sharon F.

    Thanks for the laugh. That was so funny.
    The next line would be if you order in the next 10 minutes you get the 13 Tupperware lids and the Ginzu knife thrown in…

  13. #27
    Christine Campbell

    my coworker and I are laughing our @#$ off.

    thanks for the link Cathy, THAT was awesome!!

  14. #28

    I thought I was going to cry because I was laughing so hard when the picture of the baby harp seal appeared in the ad with the Emotionator.

  15. #30

    OMG that was the best 5 minutes I spent all day!! The starburst dust was the best!! I do marketing for a Christan Senior Living Org and if someone ask’s me for one of those starburst things again Ill just die!

  16. #35
    Melissa C.

    I too am a graphic designer and I have to say…THANK GOD FOR YOUR BLOG! I love it, I’m hooked and you give me so much inspiration… THANK YOU!!!!! I design for the corporate world…how boring! You’ve helped me tap into my creativeness (is that a word?) and I’ve started projects (and my own blog) to help me get those urges out…THANK GOD FOR YOU!

    Do you ever respond to your comments?

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