How to Become a Great Graphic Designer Tips From Our In-House Designer, Kathryn.

Are you an aspiring graphic designer? We sit down with our very own design whiz, Kathryn Whiz, who brings imaginative concepts to life at lightning speed. And she shares about what it takes to become an awe-inspiring designer.

Are You An Aspiring Graphic Designer?

We sit down with our very own design whiz, Kathryn Whiz, who brings imaginative concepts to life at lightning speed. And she shares about what it takes to become an awe-inspiring designer.

5 Tips & Advice for Graphic Designers

Graphic design is a craft where professionals create visual content to communicate messages. By applying visual hierarchy and page layout techniques, designers use typography and pictures to meet users’ specific needs and focus on the logic of displaying elements in interactive designs, to optimize the user experience.

Becoming a graphic designer is more than just education, tools, equipment, and focus; it is also about finding your artistic style and growing as a designer. No matter what genre of graphic design you pick, own it by throwing in your own loves. If you love clean lines and bold colours, then whether you are in multimedia or print design, focus on this. If you like complex and intricate designs, bring that into your work. The best part of being a designer is doing what you truly love.

 

1. WHAT DID YOU STUDY TO BECOME A DESIGNER?​

2. What do you think some of the qualifications and skills are to become a good designer?

3. Are there any particular characteristics you think are needing to make it in the design world?

4. Do you have any tips for aspiring designers?

5. Where do you draw inspiration for your designs?

Where to Start? "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe

Graphic design has numerous areas and most designers pick an area to specialise in; however, they may do work in other areas, but their focus will be on a single type of design. For example, multimedia or video, advertising, print, animation, and web design. All of these areas need a graphic designer. Finding the area that best suits your interests and your talents can go a long way to ensuring you have a successful start to your career.

 

One of the fastest ways to learn, grow and keep yourself up-to-date on all the latest developments in the design community is to simply join it. Get involved, put your work out there, hear what other designers have to say, talk to them, and ask questions. The more feedback you get, the better your work will become. 

Examples of Various Graphic Design Styles

Print Design

Print Design

Print design, a subset of graphic design, is a way to convey information through aesthetic design printed on a tangible surface, designed to be physically printed.

Web Design

Web Design

Front-End Web Design is used to convey information through aesthetic, user-friendly websites. It focuses on being visually pleasing and creating a smooth experience for users.

Digital Design

Digital Design

Digital Designs are used to convey information using digital platforms. This can include anything from a web banner to a social post design, to a digital flyer.

Animation

Animation is a method in which figures are manipulated to appear as moving images. Today, these are mostly created using computer-generated imagery.

Video

Video editing is the manipulation and arrangement of video shots. Video editing is used to structure and present all video information, including films & TV shows, video advertisements and video essays.

Illustrator

Illustration

An illustration is a decoration or visual explanation of a text, or concept, integrated in print and digitally published media. This can be anything from posters, magazines, books, animations, games to films. 

Portfolio

A portfolio can make or break you when it comes to getting a role as a graphic designer. Even if you do not have the complete educational background necessary for a role as a designer, if your portfolio is exceptional, most employers will consider work experience as a replacement for formal education. You want to make sure only the best pieces you have go into your portfolio, it showcases your talent, abilities, and your creativity.

Want to Start Your Portfolio?

At Brainstorm, graphic design is just one element we can bring to your marketing mix. We can offer a free audit of your digital assets like a website, social media platforms and email campaigns.

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