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23 Signs That You're Becoming a Design Geek

Rosana Kooymans

I'm a Dutch designer and artist. I run 2 Etsy shops. On Rosana Kooymans: Art & Design I mostly sell Freezer Bunny plushies and hand drawn illustrations. And on Retro Hugs I sell planner and craft supplies.

I'm crazy about my Filofax and Carpe Diem planners, and I also create custom inserts and stickers for planners.

In my spare time you can find me gaming/creating on SNW. I stream twice a week on Twitch.

I love my geeky hubby and our 3 creative, geeky sons!

On this blog you can find some of my crafty projects (including handmade cards), illustrations, design projects, photography, family life and my health journey. I record the occasional video too, and plan on recording more crafty and planning videos soon. So keep an eye on my blog.




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Wednesday, February 7, 2007 - 12:12

You know you're becoming a design geek when...

  • You giggle whenever you use the colors F0CCED, EFF0FF and 44DDDD
  • You’re in the sun and you look around for a Drop Shadow to sit under.
  • You give your relatives a lecture about color spaces and profiles when you email them your vacation photos.
  • Seeing someone use Lens Flare or Comic Sans adversely affects your blood-pressure
  • You maintain a grid system for your refrigerator magnets.
  • You organize your CD collection according to the Pantone chart.
  • You sit at work for eight hours straight just looking at your monitor, waiting for a spark of inspiration that doesn't come.
  • You're up 'til 5am because you came up with the best idea ever while brushing your teeth.
  • The hottest dream you ever had was "Trace contour... Find Edges... Pinch... Extrude... Smudge Stick... Motion Blur.... Sprayed Strokes..."
  • You know Lorem Ipsum by heart.
  • Your kid knows Lorem Ipsum by heart.
  • The preschool teacher complains your child won't color inside or outside the lines – only indicate colors on a separate sheet.
  • Activating your entire font collection makes your computer crash – and you're running OSX.
  • You deliberately butcher your perfectly cross browser compatible site in IE by placing a “Too Cool for IE” banner on it.
  • You prefer a Layer Style of 50% Opacity (or less) on your wife’s Satin.
  • You spend $200 on a font for your personal website because "it's the only one where the lower-case g is just right..."
  • Looking at a menu make you go "hmmm, ITC Baskerville italic" rather than "mmmm, lunch!"
  • And when you finally order, you go for Layer Based Slices with Grain Texture...
  • You use words about fonts you dislike that other normal people reserve for fascist dictators and serial killers.
  • Apple+Z is the first thing that goes through your mind if you drop and break something.
  • You refer to colleagues as Strict, Transitional, Loose and the Future Unemployed.
  • You refer to your privates as "the Magic Wand".
  • You actually understand this post and pass it on to your friends.


I think I've got some serious problems here...

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What kind of planner do you use?