53.3 percent of Americans feel unhappy with their job, according to a recent report. People who can make a living off their passion are truly privileged. In the world of graphic design, those who truly stand out are those who love what they do and work with passion, whether trained or amateur. However, not all that glitters is not gold, graphic design has its cons too. Working as a graphic designer is not for the faint of heart. In fact, it can be one of the most stressful, arduous and mentally draining jobs out there. Those designers who are trying to build a successful career not only have to stay creative and resourceful, but also have to know how to interact with clients and effectively meet their requirements. Apart from your career satisfaction and rewards, every designer has many days of frustration. You are not alone in this. There are some things that drive you insane and make you cringe, but at the end of the day it’s all part of that doing what you love, here are 15 gifs that perfectly sum up life as a designer. When a friend asks you for help with free design work ¨Can you make me a logo?¨ via GIPHY When your client says ¨ We need this yesterday.¨ via GIPHY When you’re told you’re finally getting paid after several months of working on a freelance project. via GIPHY When you are waiting for inspiration that never arrives. via GIPHY When your client wants your design to look like someone else’s, but without copying. via GIPHY When your client says ¨ the project looks great, but we need to make a few adjustments. Only to proceed to list everything you’ve done so far. ¨ via GIPHY When they say “Great but make the logo bigger”. via GIPHY When your client asks… “Can you try some other fonts? And then they pick Comic Sans or Papyrus” via GIPHY When someone offers you to work on a demanding project ¨ for exposure¨ because they do not have a budget. via GIPHY Yeah, that’s not a thing. When your client asks you to fill white space. via GIPHY It’s there for a reason! When all of a sudden your computer crashes… mid-render. via GIPHY When you are working in your pajamas and you have to go on a videoconference with your client. via GIPHY When your client sends you past files in Word format. via GIPHY When your client says, ¨ Can’t you just download the images from Google? ¨ via GIPHY When your client communicates clearly, gives you some creative freedom and pays on time. via GIPHY Like all things in life the graphic design lifestyle can be both, overwhelming and highly rewarding. It all depends on which side of the coin you look at. What gif best expresses your most common frustrations or joys? The struggle is real y’all.