Modern Graphic Design Tips

With so many Graphic Design blogs, job aggregators, recruiters and job boards, how do you weed through all of the information? There is definitely information overload, so it is best to have a simple guideline to go by in order to make some progress.

Adobe Illustrator: This program provides graphic design through vector-based graphics. For logo graphics or any other design where crisp, clean artwork is essential, this is the tool of choice. This detail graphic illustrator gives the designer the ability to create poster work and any design print ready.

You get what you pay for. This old adage is especially true in graphic design is my passion. Think of graphic design not as an expense, but as an investment in your company’s future. Would you hire your next-door neighbor to do your business taxes? Unless he’s a certified accountant, the answer is probably no. The same goes for graphic design.

Being nice will get you far in the industry. As you prepare for your career as a graphic designer, remember that many employers are extremely busy. When calling, e-mailing and interviewing with possible employers, remember to be courteous because they are taking the time out of their day to talk with you. Treat people with respect and you’re more likely to get the same in return.

You could find a local graphic designer and ask if you could mentor with them. Offering your design services to their business free of charge in exchange for advanced training could get you to where you want to go. Hands on, one on one mentoring has been proven to be a great way to learn a new skill, but it’s not the best way.

If one of your goals is to work for a specific agency, do your research before you even graduate. Are they looking for designers? How big is their company? How many employees do they have? What type of work do they normally produce and is it your style? Is the company environment somewhere you can see yourself fitting in?

Actually, this client was carried away by the appearance of the designer. His unkempt looks, tattered denims, his stubble, and the long curly hairs made the client think that he (the designer) was a creative one! Of course, this designer is talented, but jumping to conclusions such as these might prove risky for a design project!

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