When does the career start for you?
If you’re a designer, your first step is getting an idea of what you’re interested in.
“Your first real job will be a graphic design job,” says David Blanchard, an associate professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
“But for most people it will be something else.”
You don’t have to have a graphic designer background to be successful, but you should have something in common with someone who does, he adds.
It’s important to make sure you’re both an artist and a graphic artist.
If you’ve never done either of those things, Blanchar says, you can’t expect to have that experience.
“There are a lot of things you need to get right,” he says.
You need to have an idea for the type of design you want to do.
You also need to know how to use Photoshop and Illustrator.
You should have a clear vision for the look of the graphic you’re going to work on.
You want to be able to draw and write clearly and efficiently.
If this is your first job, you should be familiar with the basics of Photoshop and the basics that Photoshop users know.
If not, it’s okay to start with a few basic concepts.
“It’s a lot easier to understand Photoshop when you know how it works,” says Blanchart.
You can start with some basic drawing techniques like lines, shapes, and rectangles.
If it’s a large piece of artwork, you’ll want to use a lot more advanced tools.
“The more advanced your tools become, the easier it will become to use them,” Blanchas says.
“If you’re familiar with some of the more advanced Photoshop tools, you’re likely to be more comfortable with the basic ones.”
The next step is to learn how to create an image.
“What are the elements you need in your design?
The way to create it is to make it the first thing you look at,” Blanchett says.
For example, if you’re working on a piece of graphic design, the first step might be a photo of the piece.
If there’s a simple color scheme you want the design to have, you need a lot less.
If your design is going to be in the news, you might want to have more details and details and detail.
This process should be fairly intuitive.
It should be clear that you want your work to look good.
You’ll need to think about the design in terms of how it will work in the real world.
“When you’re creating a piece, you want it to have some impact,” Blanches says.
That impact might be to a larger extent than just looking good.
It might be having an impact on the way people interact with your work.
You might want the product or brand to stand out and make it a highlight.
“You can be pretty good at the things you’re good at,” he adds, but it takes a lot to be really good at everything.
If something is difficult, it may not be worth it.
It takes practice to be good at it.
You may need to find a way to work with a client who has a lot in common.
“People who are not good at their job, they don’t get to have fun.
They’re not getting to meet new people.
They can’t interact with each other in a new way,” says Bob Loparco, a graphic-design consultant and founder of Lopark.
“And so it’s the people who are at the very top who have the most opportunities and have the best chance of making money.
It will be easier for them to make money.”
The good news is that the best way to get started is to start doing your own work.
“Don’t make it too hard, make it challenging.
Do it in your head,” Blans says.
Be willing to take the first few steps to do your own designs.
You could be surprised how much time it takes to create a great design.
Blanchards advice is to have as much freedom as possible.
“Take your time.
You don and don’t want to rush things,” he advises.
Don’t make any compromises.
If someone is offering to help you with your design, he says, do it.
“Pay the right price,” he suggests.
“Try to be as flexible as possible.”
This is something that should be in everyone’s best interest, Blans adds.
“We all have these designs that we’ve been working on for a long time, and we haven’t been able to get a result,” he explains.
“I’m very much in favor of having a good idea of where we’re at, but I also think it’s important that you know what your options are, so you can make the best decisions possible.”
If you have questions about starting a graphic art career, contact Blanchars graphic design assistant, Jennifer Hines.
She can be reached at [email protected]