All Graphic-design-training Posts

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? 

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.

Ready for Graphic Design Training? 7 Design Rules You Should Already Know

Sep 12, 2018 8:14:23 AM

Thinking about earning a diploma in graphic design? Wondering if you've got the raw talent needed to do well in training, and build a successful career in this field?

8 Graphic Designs Terms to Know Before You Start Training

Aug 29, 2018 8:58:05 AM

Considering starting graphic design training this year? Think you've already got a pretty solid grasp of basic design terms and concepts?

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

Jul 10, 2018 1:03:12 PM

Updated May, 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.

Should You Train for Graphic Design, Web Design—or Both?

Apr 2, 2018 2:29:35 PM

Creativity, an interest in digital media, a talent for communication, and a drive to connect with others through visuals: all of these things point you toward a career in graphic design.

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?

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