All Graphic-design-training Posts

A Typical Day for a Graphic Designer (How Projects Get Done)

Sep 15, 2021 10:16:19 AM

Graphic designers are experts at using images to communicate ideas and solve problems.

They create logos, posters, banners, infographics, websites, game interfaces, album covers, magazines, product packaging, promotional videos, and more.

The final product needs to not only look good, but also meet specific branding and business goals.

Ultimately, a graphic designer’s job is to use visual elements to inform and inspire an audience.

But how do they go about doing that? What does a graphic designer’s daily routine look like?

In this post, we walk you through a typical workflow for a graphic design project.

Learn more about the steps designers go through and their role in project development.

Top 10 Most Important Graphic Designer Skills

Aug 31, 2021 2:14:15 PM

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 characteristics needed to become a successful graphic designer.

Is Graphic Designer an In-Demand and Well-Paid Career?

Aug 27, 2021 9:44:07 AM

Many people seem to think that graphic design is a dying industry.

They’ve heard that print has no future. And they figure that with all the user-friendly software options out there, anyone can throw a digital design together quickly and easily, without help from a professional.

The reality is very different.

It’s true that graphic design is increasingly focused on digital media like websites, animations, television shows, and video games.

But print is still with us: think posters, album art, business cards, book covers, product packaging, etc.

And more and more companies rely on trained graphic designers’ expertise at using images to communicate ideas and inspire action (think websites and social media).

The bottom line? Skilled graphic designers are in demand, and many positions come with comfortable salaries.

Read on for all the details.

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? 

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 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.

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