Everyone will have to deal with rejection at some point and here’s one of my several rejected icon designs in the past.

“Oh my, you can’t reject me! I got a smooth and beautiful metal skin.” – Probably more aqua lotion is needed.

Reason for rejection: Lack of shiny Aqua gloss.

Constant rejection is always part of the job but sometime what gets accepted and what gets rejected keeps me scratching my head with wonderment. That said, I do love being rejected sometime and two reasons for this are: You can have your own personal museum of rejected works! It’s fun sharing them to your friends. Second reason, you’re free to “reuse” them in other projects without ownership issues.

Little tidbit: Forty percent of all graphic designers leave the profession in the first two years due to constant rejections. Link