Book designers are not always given the credit they deserve. They work hard and often get little recognition for doing so. But people who work in this field don’t need praise; they need support. Book designers experience many struggles, including insomnia, overexertion, low pay (and sometimes even more), tiredness, stress, and conflicts with coworkers and clients. However, these issues should not discourage you from pursuing your dream of being a designer.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that can cause difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up. If you’re struggling with insomnia, consider the following:
- Anxiety or stress may be contributing factors.
- Poor diet and lack of exercise may also be contributing factors.
- Lack of sleep hygiene (such as going to bed at the same time each night) may also cause you not to get enough restful rest!
Overexertion is a constant struggle for book designers. Book designers are often under pressure, fighting against their work ethic and intuition to meet deadlines. They’re also expected to work late nights and weekends, which can lead to exhaustion when it comes time for a personal life outside of work.
Book designers may have more flexibility than other types of graphic artists (such as web designers), but this doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re not working long hours—especially if they’re trying their hardest to get an important project done on time!
As a book designer, you are not paid well. In fact, as an entry-level designer with no experience and only a few years of schooling under your belt, you’ll likely have to work at several different jobs before you can afford to live on your own. This is because most people don’t believe that anyone could design books for a living, and even if they did, why would they hire someone who isn’t an expert?
But what if I told you there was another way for designers like ourselves? What if we could be creative and innovative enough to survive and thrive in our industry? That’s right, we can! And here’s how:
Tiredness and stress
You may have heard, “work expands to fill the time available for its completion.” If a project needs to be completed, it will take your time and energy.
So what happens when your project is due on Tuesday? Or Wednesday? Or Friday? What if you’re working through a vacation week?
Fortunately, there are ways around this problem (and benefits). If there’s something that keeps me up at night—and most designers do—it’s my job as a book designer. Our craft demands can cause us stress and exhaustion, especially when deadlines loom overhead like an angry construction crane about to crush us into dust particles with his massive arms!
Conflicts with coworkers and clients
Conflicts with coworkers and clients Conflict is inevitable when you work in the same building, but it doesn’t have to be bad. Suppose you’re able to communicate your thoughts effectively. In that case, conflict can be resolved quickly and easily by using one of these solutions:
- Communicate clearly. When you’re working on a project together, it’s essential that everyone involved understands what needs to happen next so that everyone can move forward without confusion or frustration. If there’s something specific about how you want something to be done (or if there’s another way of doing things), make sure the client knows this up front so they don’t feel like they’re being asked questions they already know the answer to!
- Negotiate fair terms for both parties involved in any situation—this could mean renegotiating deadlines or payment terms when necessary depending on how much time each party has available (and whether they need more funds). This process should happen before any deadline expires because otherwise, things may get too stressful later once deadlines start passing faster than expected simply because nobody has time left over prior agreed upon dates anymore.”
Book designers can experience many struggles but should not give up on their dreams
Book designers can experience many struggles but should not give up on their dreams. Book designers can overcome their struggles and learn from them. They can be successful, have a good life, and even make a lot of money.
Ultimately, we hope you’ll be motivated to follow your dream of making book designs. When you do, remember that it will take time, patience, and hard work—but if you keep pushing through the struggles, eventually, something good will come out of them!