1. Developed incredible upper-body strength from carrying a massive portfolio with you.2. Designed your own T-shirts.3. Had paint on your clothes unintentionally.4. Had paint on your clothes intentionally.5. Had paint on your clothes that was intentional, but was made to look like it wasn’t.6. Smoked.7. Pretended to smoke but didn’t actually, because you care about your health.8. Been to an art show preview.9. Been to an art show preview that was mostly just you and your friends getting drunk in an empty commercial lot.10. Lived in Dalston.11. Lived in Glasgow.12. Lived in Brooklyn.13. Moved to Berlin.14. Worn only black.15. Categorically refused to ever wear black.16. Developed your “aesthetic”.17. Used the term “aesthetic” ironically so much that it’s no longer ironic.18. Developed an obsession with Kate Bush.19. Had a fringe.20. Had a fringe that stops above your eyebrows.21. Had a fringe that stops somewhere halfway across your forehead.22. Got a stick-and-poke tattoo.23. Given someone a stick-and-poke tattoo.24. Had a bowl cut.25. Only had sex with other artists.26. Started a band.27. Started a band, but it wasn’t a band, it was an art project.28. Suppressed your worries about your employment prospects as far as they could go.29. Surprised your family by being employed.30. Worn only vintage clothes.31. Tried to only wear vintage clothes but eventually given up.32. Found some trash and turned it into art.33. Thought liking Jean-Luc Godard films is a bit basic.34. Been through a phase of only using disposable film cameras.35. Had several thousand Instagram followers.36. Developed an obsession with an overly specific music genre, like East German ‘90s house music or early-‘80s Italo disco.37. Worn socks with Birkenstocks.38. Thought Birkenstocks with socks is a look that’s over now.39. Pulled an all-nighter to complete a project.40. Pulled several consecutive all-nighters to complete a project.41. Got really angry when someone suggested that an art degree is easy.42. Become entirely convinced that you’re really fucking cool.43. Become entirely convinced that you are nothing but a fraud.44. Understood all the cultural references in this list but not related to them.45. Made some art.
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