Designer Cheat Sheet

Use this cheat sheet to decipher what your designers are really saying

Let’s evolve the brand = Your logo sucks

Is this all we have to work with? = I have no idea what you want me to do

This is unsophisticated = It’s ugly

We should follow existing design patterns = This works weird

Let’s make it more minimal = It’s hopelessly cluttered

Design isn’t just about making things look pretty = Prettiness can’t save it

Design is iterative = I put this together last minute

This is on-trend = I saw this on dribbble and I liked it

That might work but… = That won’t work

We can test it with users = I’m right but you’re stubborn

Inspired by Sarah Cooper’s Software Engineer Cheat Sheet

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