A Carrier in Graphic Designing….
Any paper you pick up was put together using graphic design. It is a very widely used art form incorporated into many different projects. The ultimate purpose is to communicate. The field takes a lot of knowledge to be able to produce a finished and printed product. Graphic design is an art that uses skill, information, and technology to communicate to the world. Graphic design, even though it may not have been called that, has evolved with technology. It always has been here to get our thoughts across, but they didn’t always use pictures and color. Graphic design started out as typography, letter writing, which quickly gained popularity. The graphic designing is an art that has undergone a lot of revolution in terms of both the historical context and the relevance and significance of art in various aspects of life. Graphic design has one of the longest histories, dating back to prehistoric and medieval era to the modern era of the modernists. It is therefore easy to conclude that graphic design is as old as humanity. many graphic designers have foreseen this revolution, including legendary graphic designers such as Pablo Picasso, Brague Juan, Paul Rand and many others who have contributed greatly to the growth of the graphic design (Meggs & Purvis, 2006). Currently, the world has experienced the curbinism style of graphic design that transformed the world in terms of development in key sectors including the transport sector and led to the advancements in technology in most sectors of the global economy.
What does a Graphic Designer’s role involve?
Graphic designers use artistic and computer skills to create visual concepts. These images may be used to brand an item or business, to promote products, or for other purposes. Graphic designers also create the layout and design for printed materials such as magazines, reports and advertisements. They need to have artistic and computer skills, understand how to use color and shapes effectively, and the ability to work with images and text. Graphic designers may also meet with clients as their work progresses to ensure that the final product meets their clients’ expectations.
How to become a graphic designer?
Step 1: Earn a Bachelor’s Degree
Figures from O*Net Online show that around 62% of graphic designers have a bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s degree programs in graphic design teach you how to manipulate proportion, spacing, shape, color and other visual elements to achieve a desired effect, as well as training you in the use of popular graphic design software programs. Courses may also include drawing, digital photography, communications fundamentals and marketing concepts. Some programs require you to complete an internship.
Step 2: Stay Abreast of Design Trends
Graphic design is a constantly evolving field. You’ll want to be familiar with design trends and be capable of duplicating as many styles as possible. Study the differences between online ads and print ads in magazines and newspapers. Joining and participating in online designer forums can also help you keep current.
Step 3: Develop Your Portfolio
A portfolio is one of the key ways that you can demonstrate your design capabilities to employers. Make sure your portfolio includes a variety of different projects in a variety of styles to emphasize the range of your talent and skill-set. However, make sure the projects you include are also of high quality. If you’re not sure, obtain feedback from someone whose design judgment you trust. Finally, arrange to store and distribute copies of your portfolio via print, CD or DVD and online media, such as on a personal website. Inspect sample portfolios to see how others have displayed their work.
Step 4: Obtain Work
Newspapers and magazines, publishing houses, TV and movie studios, ad agencies, printing companies and service bureaus are among your potential employers. You could also freelance. In 2014, approximately 261,600 people worked as graphic designers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. From 2014 to 2024, employment of graphic designers was projected to grow by 1% to around 265,200. Demand for your services will be driven by growth in interactive, online and mobile media and growth in the number of products and services that need marketing support, partially offset by a decline in print publishing. As of May 2015, graphic designers earned a median annual salary of $46,900, as reported by the BLS.
Step 5: Advance Your Career
You usually need to work as an entry-level designer for 1-3 years before you can advance in this field. Typeface designer, environmental designer or identity designer are possible intermediate steps you might go through on the way to becoming a chief designer, art director or production director. With enough years of experience, you could consider opening your own design studio or transitioning into teaching design at a postsecondary school, while freelancing on the side.
More to the world of graphic designing.
As we use the written word to inform or identify, but incorporating the art of design into a project creates a more forceful persuasion. Package design, while informing the consumer and identifying what they are looking at, persuades them to buy the product or service. Even book design incorporates information, but the book jackets may try to persuade the consumer. The art of composing information to persuade and create identity in any piece is a complex process. The logo is the most difficult piece of graphic design. The designer must be able to make a portrayal of the company from scratch. The logo must be able to fit on a stamp or be as big as a billboard. A company communicates to anyone who runs across their logo, advertisements, menus, or mailer. Even a logo speaks. Logos are important visual representations of a business. The colors show what kind of people they are. If the colors are bright and cheery, you have a down to earth, happy image. When business uses a monotonous, dull, deep red or green, they give out the more sophisticated image.
E.g.:-If the company logo consists of only a small forest, then the consumer will know the business is near a forest, using a forest, or has something to do with trees or forests. Just by giving out the name of the business, usually the consumer can’t figure out what type of business it is, but the logo speaks it all, this shows the importance of graphic designing.
There is always a more to the carrier in graphic designing.