Nowadays without a good graphic designer you can’t move. He will create the dream logo of your company, design a poster, wedding invitations, product labels, but also create cartoon characters for your children or create the world of your favorite computer game. All these things and many more are handled by a computer graphic designer.
How to become one? Do you need manual skills for this? What specifically does his work consist of and do you need to graduate from any special school to be called a graphic designer?
Knowledge of graphics and design basics comes in handy at every step. You don’t have to deal with it strictly professionally to use these skills on a daily basis. All you need to do is deal with social media, work in HR and create ads, handle resumes, prepare presentations and even simple reports. What if you feel that you would like to deal with this full-time and it is with graphic design that you would like to associate your further professional future?
When you want to become a graphic designer, you need to ask yourself at the very beginning whether you have an aptitude in this direction. Unfortunately, if you don’t have a keen aesthetic sense, have a problem with the basics of drawing or have never been good at art classes, your career, despite sincere intentions, may not come to fruition. Admittedly, computer graphics does not require a high level of artistry, but this one can make things a lot easier.
Don’t be discouraged at the very beginning. Of course, it is possible to become a graphic designer without finishing school or even a dedicated course. There are some great graphic designers who were self-taught or had innate talent and a great eye. However, working with graphics often requires knowledge of some basic principles, which you will just learn in school or during a course.
Remember that what matters in the industry is the courses you have taken, your skills, portfolio and experience, employers rarely pay attention to education alone.
Here’s some advice that will certainly come in handy at the beginning of your graphic design career:
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