Puppies and Graphic Designers

Ok, so I was told my first post should be about puppies. Works for me. What, you’re asking, do puppies have to do with Graphic Design? Maybe not a ton. But what do they have to do with Graphic Designers? Alot. No, I promise.



Firstly, if you’ve ever had a puppy–you know they can be eh, untrained. They defecate everywhere, if they’re large, they drool everywhere (much like my nephew), and it’s generally a process of trial and error to get the dog to do the right things in the right places. A lot of graphic designers are the same way, but without the mess (for the most part). You see, just cause you can do something doesn’t mean you should. It’s the same with music. As designers, we have to train ourselves not only how to do things but when or if they should be done. There’s more to it than raw talent. Or else every person who can draw would own their own business.



Secondly, puppies are stubborn. As both a web developer and graphic designer I sympathize with the UX people and the functionality people as well as the design guys. However, this isn’t always true. Many of us are incredibly stubborn. We get our teeth in a particular spec, and we can’t let go. This is noble–at times. Maybe we have some really good reasoning. The problem, (generally speaking) is that if you are too stubborn, you will make no money. Which brings me to number three.



Puppies are poor. Just like puppies need people to take care of them, so do graphic designers. So, if you’re planning on going to the kennel to save a dog. Consider first if there are any designers you know. They might need adopting too.


I hope you pulled something from this. Maybe a laugh. Even a half-smile. I’ll take it. The other posts won’t be about dogs. But I do want it to be known I listen to my audience. Hence a post about puppies. Oh, and here’s a video.




– Nate

Nate Smith

Lead Developer and CEO

I am a web developer and designer, as well as a husband and father. I grew up in the Boston, MA area and will forever be a Bostonian. I'm passionate about building sites that look great, are easy to navigate, and that work really well on all devices. The languages I work with most are PHP and MySQL, Javascript, HTML5, and CSS--but I also have experience with Ruby, Linux and ASP. The applications I use on a regular basis are Adobe CC, Sublime Text, and PHPStorm.

3 thoughts on “Puppies and Graphic Designers

  1. Josh Mancini says:

    This was beautiful Nate :’)

  2. nate says:

    Thank you sir.

  3. Brianna Dee says:

    What are these people running, a puppy mill?!
    On a more serious note, congratulations on relating graphic design to puppies.
    Only you.


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