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No one said being a designer is easy.

Being a designer is kind of like riding the Gravitron at an amusement park. You’re strapped to a chair going a zillion miles an hour, and every time you try to look around at what everyone else is doing it’s just one big blur of awesomeness. In fact we’d argue it’s one of the toughest jobs out there (well, maybe not as tough as being president).

In order to show you just what designers go through on a daily basis, iStockphoto decided to create an infographic (or infauxgraphic) all about designer truths.*

For example, you know you’re a designer when:

•   You have the attention span of a goldfish

•   You see the world in fonts

•   Your workday looks like a nightclub schedule

 

* All of these “truths” are based on iStockphoto’s observations and opinions, but we think we can all agree nothing has ever been truer than a designer’s desire for a unicorn deathmatch.

 

 

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Looking for some inspiration today? Recognizing that new songs can spark new creative ideas, Corbis is bringing graphic designers and other creative professionals music from the hottest indie bands. When you register with Corbis Images, you’ll get a downloadable zipped file with 25 songs as soon as you sign up. Then, you get 75 additional songs when you make your first purchase before April 15. Great images and free music; “consider your creativity nourished!” The tunes are brought to you in conjunction with Sonicbids, the social music marketing platform that connects bands, promoters, consumer brands and music fans.

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE SONGS NOW >

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ONE and iStockphoto have launched a mulitmedia contest to fight global poverty.

Whether you’re liberal or conservative, a dog person or cat lover, a Yankees or Red Sox fan, you’re invited to take part in a unique contest that brings opposites together to change the world.

ONE, a 3 million-strong global advocacy organization that fights poverty and preventable disease, and iStockphoto , a major source for user-generated imagery and multimedia, are partnering with Zooppa to raise awareness of the plight of the world’s poorest citizens. The ONE Thing We Agree On contest runs through February 26.

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