All Graphic-design-program Posts

Explore our Graphic Design Program with Instructor, Miguel Suarez

Sep 29, 2020 9:50:25 AM

Graphic Design instructor, Miguel Suarez at his home office in Toronto, Ontario

Miguel Suarez began teaching Herzing's Graphic Design program in 2017. But his passion for art and design began much earlier, when he was a teenager growing up in the Philippines.

10 Myths About Working in Graphic Design: What's it Really Like?

May 20, 2020 10:01:11 AM

Graphic design is probably one of the most misunderstood fields out there. Every year, we meet with students who are interested in applying to this program—but only a few truly understand what a graphic designer does, or what it's really like to work in this field.

For one thing, there are a lot more job options than most people realize. And the skillset for graphic designers is quite a bit more complex and technical than you might think. 

How do You Become a Graphic Designer? The First 5 Steps

Feb 13, 2020 1:43:20 PM

Do you need a university degree to be taken seriously as a graphic designer? Can you avoid school all together and just teach yourself the basics? 

Pros & Cons of a Graphic Design Career: Should You Go For It?

Apr 30, 2019 2:42:35 PM

Updated June, 2021.

What exactly is graphic design? This might seem like a really obvious starting point to this blog post—but it's key to knowing if this career path is truly right for you.

Ultimate Graphic Designer Skills List: Is This Your Dream Career?

Feb 8, 2019 11:35:02 AM

This really is an exciting time to launch a career in graphic design. The rise of digital media has created so many new opportunities for designers to stretch their skills, adopt new tech, and experiment with new product design ideas.

There are numerous ways to specialize in this field, and a broad range of skills to master. In this post, we're breaking down the most important technical knowledge and personal attributes needed to build a successful graphic design career.

Starting Graphic Design Training? 5 Design Trends to Know for 2020

Feb 1, 2019 10:04:24 AM

If you're about to embark on graphic design training, you're entering a world with endless creative possibilities—and just as many techniques, tools, and stylistic trends.

The design industry moves fast. To build a successful career in this field, you'll need to keep a close eye on the trends, while striving to find your own voice, and develop your own style.

Graphic design touches many different industries. Your clients could range from marketing agencies to design firms to authors to musicians to film producers.

7 Traits of Hugely Successful Graphic Designers

Nov 23, 2018 9:58:41 AM

Glaser, Kidd, Scher, Bass, Bierut...chances are, you've heard of at least one of these graphic design giants. And even if you don't know their names, you'd recognize their legendary work in a heartbeat.

Everyone knows the iconic "I heart NY" sign. Or, the universally familiar Jurassic Park t-rex image and logo. Those designs are by globally-renowned graphic designers, Milton Glaser and Chip Kidd.

Working in Graphic Design for Film & Television: What Would You Be Doing?

Jul 10, 2018 1:03:12 PM

Updated June, 2021

When most people think about graphic design jobs, they envision working in marketing or advertising, doing websites, logos, and creating promotional materials for print or digital.

5 Crucial Graphic Design Skills to Land (& Keep!) Your First Design Job

Apr 24, 2017 10:43:39 AM

Graphic design and visual content have come to play a very powerful role in marketing and advertising.

Visual content is now king. Creative, interactive graphics dominate the world of website design. Businesses and brands compete vigorously for split-second audience attention spans—and to stand out from one another in a very crowded marketplace.

What role do graphic/web designers play in helping businesses and organizations meet their goals? What skills are considered most valuable today in the world of design?

Comparing Graphic Design Schools in Toronto: Reputation, Career Support & Curriculum

Feb 6, 2017 8:24:38 AM

Graphic design students stop for a class photo at the Herzing College Toronto campus

Students interested in graphic design training have a very wide—even overwhelming!— range of educational options in the Toronto Area.

From four-year university programs to "learn-at-your-own-pace" online courses, students must consider their learning preferences, time constraints, and career goals when comparing diverse design schools.

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