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  • 3 Tips to Turn You into a Successful Graphic Designer

    1. Never start your design process in the physical world

    The magic of design happens in your mind—so relax and don’t put pressure on yourself to put something down immediately on paper. People often think you need to be sitting at a computer to design, but you’re more likely to come up with inspired designs when running or lying in bed or doing whatever it is that frees up your thoughts.

    2. Try not to put your first ideas on the computer

    Once you have an idea, don’t immediately open a graphics program to start working on it. No matter how proficient you are, a graphics program will not allow you the same freedom afforded by pen and paper. Start sketching and see what works and what doesn’t. You’ll quickly weed out lots of bad ideas and save yourself a ton of time. You’re much more likely to be honest with yourself and scrap bad designs if you’ve spent five minutes on them and not 45.

    3. Present yourself as a problem-solver

    You have total freedom in your personal brand. As a designer, you run the risk of being perceived by companies, developers, and peers as “just a designer”—an artist whose tool is Photoshop. It’s up to you to present yourself as more than that—as someone who thinks deeply about problems and delivers solutions that are creative and innovative. It’s your responsibility (if you want) to elevate your role and show people that design delivers creative solutions to many problems.

  • #2
    Great Post! Thanks for sharing this useful information with us. Some of the tips are very important for the novice graphic designers.

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    • #3
      Thanks for sharing. I haven't thought about this before i read this post

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      • #4
        Successful graphic designer needs to know

        For make good impact in graphic design market you need to become very creative and innovative which gives you some unique web design ideas. After that you can get good grip web design.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by johnabay_dswt View Post
          For make good impact in graphic design market you need to become very creative and innovative which gives you some unique web design ideas. After that you can get good grip web design.
          If you aren't creative you won't be a graphic designer.

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          • #6
            Tips to turn you into a successful graphic designer are:
            • Join design organizations and be confident
            • Work for charities
            • Be Able to Sell Yourself
            • Plan Before You Design
            • Create an online presence
            • Submit work to competitions

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            • #7
              i kinda disagree with your view a little. if you have an idea, best thing to do is to put it to work right away. you can use it as a draft and further modify.

              don't hold on to the idea forever without doing anything otherwise the idea might escape or you might end up losing interest at some point.

              whatever you have on initial draft is work started already. and as they say, work started is work half done.

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              • #8
                Thanks for sharing your tips! I also learned a lot from David Airey's books.

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