The best reasons to be a graphic designer
With so much worry and negativity amid unprecedented health pandemics around the world, we asked some of our own graphic design professors about something more positive, like their love and passion for graphic design.
Master in Graphic Design Tutor Han SolomanySenior Graphic Design Professor Marco Ribeiroexpress your opinion on what are your best reasons for working with graphic design?
He:“ Graphic design is an area I've loved since I was a kid, from collecting Marvel comics to later enjoying drawing in 3D. Being able to use my lifetime of creative experiences to help other students by teaching them my own knowledge not only makes me lucky but I also meet some great people online, our students come from all over the UK and a lot further afield too and see these students growing up and doing successful businesses on their own is very rewarding.”
Marco:“Over the past six years, I gained industry experience working at an agency and then freelancing so I could enjoy more time with my two children. I loved working at an agency and with clients on their design assignments, but I really enjoyed the technical elements of graphic design more, like manipulating software and doing tricks like lining up four images with four similar subjects in a grid to create a compelling look. composition. . . Then align the horizon line of each photo and add a distinct filter on all images for texture.Best of all, I can pass that on to my students and make them the best graphic designers I can be.
Here are some of our best reasons to become a graphic designer.
1) You can create while also understanding human psychology.
You can create pleasantly and express your feelings to evoke certain emotions. Graphic designers can express their creativity on a regular basis - few jobs allow that freedom! As a creative you have many creative ideas and models that you would like to try out, graphic design is a field that gives you the possibility to realize them.
For example, as a student of mine, when learning about fonts, you will explore the impact that fonts have on what we read and the choices we make. There are graphic design theories behind font design that address ideas like why different styles elicit different reactions.
Our graphic design courseat Blue Sky Graphics also covers this, so it's useful for anyone who wants to understand how to use type design to influence their audience and can be adapted for their own business or marketing material. (pictures)
2) Learn about many types of businesses, including how to market your own.
It's great to be talented and we encourage our students to delve into it, but even the best graphic designers won't be very successful if no one sees their portfolio. In this way, it is necessary to do marketing. I love talking about marketing with my students because it's fun, interesting, andEarning money from a great job can be the most fun part of all.It's important to understand the skill set needed to establish yourself as a freelancer, how to start a business, dealing with clients, submitting proposals, and the mindset it takes to be a graphic designer. I encourage my students to take the first step towards being their own bosses, which we consider to be the fundamentals of business. (They have)
3) You learn to really listen.
It seems obvious, but before working for clients, I realized that I was never a good listener. As a graphic designer, you will be concerned with understanding design goals and business objectives when creating visual material. Since you will be creating work for people to see, you need to understand how people see things in their own minds. I listen for cues, nuances, and what the clients' passions are, and in that way, I teach my students to listen when I give assignments and design briefs.
Graphic designers must therefore carefully consider and follow the project or brief that their client entrusts them with, because in the end the client usually has an outline of the message or piece of communication they want to achieve. (pictures)
4) A mouse is your brush
The very idea that your mouse is essentially your only brush with much cooler tools for creating all kinds of graphics is one of the best reasons to get into this field. For me, this love of design is a healthy way to communicate your feelings and relax in difficult times, especially when we are being told not to leave our homes in times of a national pandemic.
Everything from light, color and perspective to typography counts when designing and our students are encouraged to think critically about their decisions. It may be true that creating a typeface can be a lot of work, involving hours of homework and countless stages of refinement and constructive criticism from the tutor.but I try to emulate what the industry is really like for my students, which will prepare them for the real world.
A well-chosen font expresses meaning to the reader on an almost subliminal level and can make (or break) a design. It's amazing that you can enjoy the end result andyou are proudin your commitment to your creative endeavour. (They have)
5) You don't need to be qualified to be a graphic designer
Learning graphic design has many benefits, for some it's a quick fix to a new career or even a side hustle. A graphic designer doesn't necessarily need to go to college to qualify. You just need to have a good portfolio and design skills. People often ask what qualifications they need, and the truth is, they probably don't unless it's clear. At Blue Sky Graphics, we equip students with acommercially oriented portfoliowhich is essentially the equivalent of a resume in the world of graphic design. Arguably, a portfolio is more important than a degree when it comes to finding work and getting clients in your career. The emphasis is on providing you with a commercially oriented portfolio course that prepares you for work in the graphic design industry. Although they are not educationally accredited (usually universities), our internal certification outlines the breakdown of each module and the learning outcome. (Noah, BSG Course Coordinator)
6) Examples of graphic design affect our environment, everywhere.
Look around. Design is everywhere, from your preference for plant-based breakfast cereal and milk carton (almost half vegan here) to a concert or theater poster and the process of sending an emoji from your phone. Graphic design is always around us, whether it's in the supermarket, at the bus stop, on television, in the media. at an event or on the web. It's here to stay and make an impact and it's not going anywhere! Good for job prospects too. Design is a very important part of society and we can get evidence of that from history. Many monuments and architecture are beautifully constructed, proving that humans are visual animals. Influencing people visually helps to gain more leverage for anyone. Design examples are often shown by fusing creativity with strategy, communication with brand identity, and visuals with reasoning.design is almost everywhere and it matters.(He)
7) You can create your own cool merchandise, t-shirts and souvenirs for any occasion.
From the cool to bold typography seen on various products like a printed T-shirt and flashy phone cases, to those amazing graphics visible on your computer and phone screen, graphic design is everywhere around you and offers creative designs. For me, it makes the world a much more interesting place. Can you imagine a world without color and composition? (pictures)
8) You have the opportunity to create amazing logos that can have a powerful presence in the market.
One of the most fun things you can do after learning a little graphic design is creating logos. Logos matter and we teach students a bit of theory before practice when it comes to the logo! A logo is the face of a company, it reflects who the company is, its principles and ethics, but it must also differentiate it from others. Logos can convey your company's message better than any text from Starbucks and McDonalds to Apple. The world's leading companies put a lot of thought into their logos. Instantly recognize top brands without having to see their names. One of the reasons for the success of the Nike logo is the fact that it reflects Nike's business. The Greek goddess of victory is behind the name Nike, and the swoosh symbolizes the pace and flying ability one can have wearing Nike shoes.
Our Blue Sky Graphics logo was designed and then redesigned so that our students see the letters B, S and G, making it easy to recognize the company, whether it's a digital ad on someone's cell phone or in a magazine. . (They have)
9) Every day is unique.
After all, graphic design can be used in unique ways to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, make people cry. Best of all, you'll never get bored. When it comes to graphic design, there are always new technologies and trends to learn from. Style and aesthetics change very quickly in American culture, and technology changes and evolves just as quickly. If you want to stay relevant, it's essential to stay current and be prepared for what's to come. Having an inquiring mind and a teachable spirit will get you very far in this profession. (pictures)
10) Every company needs a graphic designer and you can help companies bring their ideas or even their dreams into visual reality.
Once trained and working from home, you will work as a team as part of a larger project with many ideas forming a cultural melting pot. As such, collaborating creatively and developing designs to work across multiple touchpoints is an exciting prospect. Best of all, you can translate words into visual stories and use your creative skills and understanding of how to control the eye to help the viewer absorb the information. This means companies need a logo, branding guidelines, and lots of marketing and other key visuals to support it, so there are plenty of opportunities to work for many organizations across a wide variety of industries.
Because good graphic design is essentially good visual communication, and every (almost every) business needs messages created. In this way, projects become an integral part of companies and can earn a lot of money. At Blue Sky Graphics, we teach students how to use scale, texture, composition, color photography, and typography to promote an idea. In general, this idea is conveyed by visual means and this communication of a message depending on the company or organization can be sponsored, biased, provocative, political or loaded with nuances and ideologies. (They have)
11) Better opportunity to try freelancing before commitment (a Brucie bonus).
We are immersed in a new era of work, more project-focused and independent than ever before. You can get many freelance job opportunities to provide graphic design services. You can find employment in any industry as almost every company in the world needs to promote their brand. One of the best ways to try freelancing is to do it as a side job while you still have a job. This will give you a good idea of the work and hours required of you, as well as the benefits you can take advantage of. I tell my students that as an employee I can only receive smaller incremental pay increases annually. However, when you are self-employed, you can demand more, especially after gaining some experience. Of course, you need to have competitive rates, but if you establish yourself as an expert in your field, you can earn more money. Plus, as a freelance graphic designer, you have the freedom to set your own work hours, as well as the freedom to work from anywhere, anytime. (They have)
Take a look at our blog atWhy study graphic design here?.
We hope this article was helpful for you. Graphic design really is one of the best careers for creative thinkers and people with imagination. You can find more information about any queries you may have in ourFAQ page.