WHO IS A GRAPHIC DESIGNER? Most people see them as superhero’s with shapes and colors, others just believe they are aliens from another planet bent on taking over the visual world.
If you are one of these people that believe these concepts you are a bit right on another level.
A graphic designer job and duties are basically to creates visuals for publication. A core responsibility of the designer’s job is to present information in a way that is both accessible and memorable.
ROLES OF A GRAPHIC DESIGNER
- Presenting designs for client approval and feedback.
- Preparing designs for digital or print publication.
- Prepare rough drafts and present your ideas.
- Estimating the time required to complete a job and providing quotes for clients.
- Maintains technical knowledge by attending design workshop, reviewing professional publication and participating in professional societies.
What skills do you need to become a graphic designers
Working in graphic design is a dream job for many creative individuals, but there are a few key skills you will need to develop before you can successfully work in graphic design.
You don’t necessarily need artistic skills to land a job in graphic design, but you’ll want a general understanding of basic artistic elements to help translate that to the computer.
Knowing how to find the right font and how to create your own will go a long way in design success. You have to learn terms such as line height, tracking, kerning, , white space, leading and more.
The most popular and well-known graphic design software comes from Adobe, with an entire creative suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. check this list to below.
- Bonus tips!
- – Microsoft Office Applications
Most graphic designers are majorly a web designer as well. A website is a visual representation of a code so most times you need graphic designer skills is needed to bring that to life.
Another important area is, designers also hold enough knowledge to work with HTML and CSS.
Having web design skills to your portfolio will only give you an advantage of getting a graphic design job.
It is difficult for clients to understand how ideas are conceptualize the terms use by designers, so you will need to be patient and learn how to really relate to your client.
So go out there and study from a the best design schools and get you creativity going.
ATX Bootcamp V1.0
A leading design and advertising agency in Accra is hosting an annual training program called ATX BOOTCAMP.
This is specially programmed for all beginners and intermediate aspiring creative individuals. check this link to register now.
Don’t forget to check our shop area for some prints you might need and get a free design from us. 🙂