If I am not passionate at designing, should I quit? [closed]

I studied graphic design for 4 years and have now been working in the industry for 4+ years.

My problem is that I’m not really that passionate about it. I like working with design, but I am far from obsessed with it. When I am not at work, I want to do anything but designing.

I think about people around me, in other careers, and only a very few are doing something they absolutely love. Most of them are like me, where work just feels like… work.

I have made myself believe that unless I can be this super passionate designer, then I should stop immediately. I feel like a fraud!

I feel that it’s fine to not love your job, you know, “work to live” rather than the opposite – unless you are a designer. That if I am not passionate, I can’t be good.

I’d like to hear what you guys think of this. and how you feel about work.


If you do not have a real alternative, do not quit. Consider it a job.

If you actually have something else you love, and the design job is pulling you away, then you probably need to quit, since it is in the way.

Another option is that you change the focus of your career. Design can be applied to many, many fields. See if your client fields are just as boring, or is it printing job, lack of creativity, etc.

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