How to Become a Graphic Designer

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At present, people are moving forward in a great way. Every day, people are developing their ideas more and more. Tons of people want to know “How to become a graphic designer“. They want to earn money and build their career as a Graphic Designer.

Especially teenagers want to know this term early and I must say Graphic Design is a really great profession to choose from. As a graphic designer, you can have the most creative ideas in you and the most important thing is you can implement your creative ideas and show the world of your work.

What is Graphic Design?

Graphic design is someone who tries to express his or her creative works through basic photography, typography and various artworks with power thinking. A person can make anything creative with graphics design.

From the term “DESIGN” we can understand that we have to make some artwork. It might be the creative artwork of your name. You can make Logo design, Business card design, portfolio, Banner, Website Design and much more.

So, In the era of Graphics design people have much space to do and there are many fields that are open for expressing their compatibility as people want to do.

How to Become a Graphic Designer?

As I have mentioned earlier, graphics design is related to artwork and creative stuff. The more creative you are, the more you can do well in the field of graphic design.

Most professional graphics designer has a foundation degree and that means they have gone to a college, read about the term graphic designing, work hard for 4 years and then got a degree. It isn’t a matter of a degree, it is the matter of how you know about this particular subject.

But it isn’t a fact that you have a degree or not. It is okay not to have 4 years of degree. you can learn this particular field by own, but yes, you must need to take at least one course from professionals so that you can gain the core knowledge about how to become a graphic designer.

The most important thing is you have to be more practical. I mean, you have to find the solutions for practical problems.

We all know one term “Practice makes a man perfect”. The more you love this subject, the more you want to gain knowledge about it and the more you learn from your curiosity.

But if you don’t have any kind of passion related to this subject, you can’t be well in this field.

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Can Graphic Design taught by Myself?

If you break ”Impossible” then it will be “I am possible”. Graphics design is not that hard if you have a passion for it and if you love to design. You should be determined enough to learn yourself. Now everything is available on the internet. You can find tons of free graphics designing courses online. Enroll in one course and d the works with determination.

If you have enough courage to learn by yourself, you can learn anything. Yes, it will take time but trust me you can learn day by day. It will be a harsh journey but self-learning is the most powerful thing in the world.

Graphics design is a very tough job because you are making aesthetics. If you have some real talent to show the world your innovation and expression through illustration then that is called graphics design.

So yeah, be determined, tell yourself that “I am possible”. Make a daily routine of learning graphic design. Get an authentic and impactful resource on the internet and keep going ahead. after a few months, you’ll be able to make designs on your own.

How fast can I learn graphic design?

On average, to earn passive income people need to master Photoshop and Illustrator. For mastering these two Softwares properly you’ll need (6-10) months on average. The more you give time to this field, the more you learn quickly.

The main thing is you have to be passionate. You have to love your work. Give more time to this field. Whenever you find out some time give it to graphic design. Work in versatile. Regularly try something new and it’ll be easy for you to learn quickly.

Core Tips

  • Master One Particular software
  • Work regularly
  • Work on a particular field among all graphics (Logo/Banner/UI/Mockups)
  • Love your work and be passionate.

How do I start a career with Graphic Design?

There are a lot of opportunities for starting your career with graphic design. But you must follow a few steps for starting your career or you can’t do well or become successful quickly.

  • Freelancing Works.
  • Internships.
  • Blogging about graphic design.
  • Making online courses yourself.
  • teaching other people.

If you want to earn passive income then these steps will help you. By starting your career through these steps you can earn money from home.

First of all, you have to know yourself. I mean you have to know which skill suits you most and what kind of work you love most. You have to list your skills related to the particular field and then have to think about the jobs. You should narrow your jobs by choosing the best one for you. If you are a beginner then start with freelancing work and internships.

Nowadays freelancing is soo tough for beginners because thousands of experts are working out there. But if you have some good quality works and have an impactful portfolio then buyers will automatically come to you.

Be passionate about your work. practice more and more. after 5-6 months time period, you can earn passive income.

Is graphic design a good career?

In the modern era, everyone is finding digital impactful aesthetics. Every single company has its own graphics designer, who helps to promote the business through illustration. It is high time to select graphic design as a career. Graphic designers earn a huge amount of income on a monthly basis.

People now are more active in virtual. They love using their phones and laptops. when scrolling here and there, people see many kinds of graphics all around themselves in virtual. People want to see these aesthetics. To fulfilling this curiosity, Business companies need graphic designer and they hire a lot. Graphic designers are working in all the sections in the world!

So the market for graphic design won’t fall anyway. The demand is increasing day by day but the competition is also increasing day by day. If you have some cool stuff and impactful stuff to show the world, then you are welcome.

How much do graphic designers earn?

Graphic design is a high paying job. Its demand is increasing day by day. On average people are getting a $40,000 annual salary from one source of income. Graphic designers can work on different sources and they can earn money from different sources of income

If you get hired as a graphic designer in a particular company and getting paid $40,000 annual salary then its great. Keep your job going as well as do freelancing jobs. From that field, you can also earn $20,000 annually.

There are too many options open from earning sources if you want to start your career as a graphics designer. As earlier I told, every single company needs graphic designers, so that imagine how many companies are there for hiring you if you have good quality and dedication to graphic designing.

How do I get into graphic design with no experience?

There are tons of graphic designers out there in the world earning passive income. You can also be one of them.

  • First of all, take time and think yourself why do you want to get into this field.
  • Take at least one course online.
  • Master one particular software online.
  • Learn how to write and develop your expression style.
  • Invest in the premium tools
  • Master the business of design
  • Logo design always demands full, start with this field.
  • Practice more and more.

There are thousands of online platform, where teachers are teaching graphic design for free and a few premium version. You can enroll one of them. Learn from them, A few online platforms are,

  • SkillShare
  • Alison
  • Coursera
  • Canva
  • Udemy

Have enough knowledge about drawing

The first aspect of how graphic design basically begins is with learning the drawing. Drawing plays a very important role in capturing an image or a design. The minimum skill is required and that is drawing obviously.

Drawing and Graphic design is not the same thing. But it is related to each other. If you draw well but you don’t have any technical knowledge of graphics then you won’t be a good graphic designer.

Knowledge about drawing means

  • The Correct proportion
  • perspective view
  • accurate color correction
  • creative visibility
  • Highly expressive thought

You can learn drawing from your local teacher or now drawing is teaching in the school, the college also. Or you’ll find tons of videos and articles on the internet about drawing.

Drawing is all about the expressions. what are you feeling about an object or what’s your feeling about nature, when these types of problems come and if you can solve this problem through drawing then that is needed.

Get some skills for yourself

Okay, This is a very important topic. In the era of technology, you must have great skills, don’t worry I have written about many skills that you needed to become a graphic designer. read it step by step.

People are too much busy with themselves. They are continuously upgrading their skills from themselves. SO why you are getting late? you definitely do something for yourself and trust me graphic design is one of the most skillful and demand full works in the world.

If you know graphics design really well, it can be very beneficial for yourself and you can get a lot of passive income through graphic design. The world is in need of designers and the demand is increasing day by day. It is high time to start building your skills through graphic design.

For becoming a professional graphic designer, you have to know about some Softwares such as:

  • CANVA(Beginners friendly)
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Get Work Experience

If you want to be a professional then at first you have to fail. If you fail again and again, then you’ll realize the right path of being a professional.

This is why work experience is so important. If you work in a company then you can find out what professionalism is and how the works should be done correctly.

If you are not innovative you won’t stand ahead of the world. In the work field, you’ll be able to express your innovativeness with other co-workers. So that you can have an idea of terminology and can understand people and their wants.

Trust me, if you do not go competitive then you won’t be able to face failure and if you won’t be able to face failure then how can you’ll be a successful person? Yes, you can succeed without failure also but it’ll take a long time period of your life to become successful and income a  handsome salary from the graphic design field.

Benefits of work experience

  • Generate income
  • real life problem solving oportunity
  • Innovate new ideas
  • Express your work with others
  • Learn from mistakes.
  • life time experience
  • Put a value to your life.

Publish your services in front of people at different non-profit times

Look, Graphic design is all about problem-solving. You have to be more and more practical and have to read other’s minds and visualization. That’  how you can get a proper idea of what people want from you, what kind of design people are liking the most.

That’s why you should have to publish your services in front of people at different non-profit times. That means, in this modern civilization we all are connected to social media like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. Simply publish your works and ask people whether they liked it or not. What are the factors they don’t like about your work stuff and what things they like?

That”s how you can gain a community and you can realize your mistakes and you’ll understand which area you have to work more. Then work on it and share it in. ask people their thoughts again.

You need to show your work to the world and that’s how you become successful.

In this article I won’t write about the adobe photoshop tips and tricks or Illustrator tutorial, I’ll be showing,

  • How you can work in yourself
  • What kind of things you need to know before starting your career or learning graphics designing
  • What are the opportunities out there for graphics design
  • Giving some good resources to learn adobe photoshop or Illustrator
  • Making a way to earn money online

Master a particular field

If you want to generate passive income in a short time, then you have to master in one field. Look graphic design has a vast area and if you can learn the area then it’s really good.

But I am now talking about generating passive income in a short time. Graphic design has many parts like

  1. Logo Design
  2. Banner Design
  3. Card design
  4. Vector Design
  5. Ux/Ui Design
  6. Mock Up Design
  7. 3D design
  8. Building Design

There are more and more but these fields are pretty much popular in this time.

So if you want to master all the fields you should have a time of 2-3 years minimum, so that’s why you can’t earn money quickly. But if you master one particular field then you can generate a high amount of income as soon as possible.

And the most tricky part is, the fields are interconnected with each other. I mean the method of designing is the same. If you master one particular field then it will be easier to learn other fields as well for you.

Choose one particular subject in graphic designing. Give a proper period of time to learn all the things under it. Face problems and try to solve them practically. Do projects more and more. You can find thousands of projects idea in a particular field, try it yourself

Let’s say, you want to master logo designing and you have learned the basic steps of how to do it. Now, Google “Logo Design ideas”. You’ find tons of pictures and articles. Pick one, try to make that yourself and try to upgrade the design as well.

Some popular fields are,

Logo Design

Logo design may be a branding and marketing tool that is used to signify a business. Let’s think simply;  your logo represents your business brand.

We see logo designs continuously, most logo design is employed during a business context, or to represent a business. A logo design is employed as a signifier.

It may be of an abstract or figurative design or include the text of the name it represents as during a wordmark.

Top Characteristics of a logo

  1. It should look simple
  2. Scalable artwork would be preferred
  3. It should reflect the Bussiness project
  4. It should impact on people so that people will remember the logo(Memorable)
  5. It should stick on point and relevant to the theme

How much a logo design should cost?

Basically, Logo designs cost around $5 to $5,000. But it depends on your work and your platform. There are so many categories in platforms also. Such as the Fiverr marketplace is very cheap for logo design. People are offering 5$ logos also.

But, if you have a small business then the logo design will cost around ($300-$400) initially. You have to create a great portfolio if that portfolio impacts the buyers then your demand will increase.

UI/UX Design

UI means “User Interface Design” and UX stands for “User Experience Design”. The two things are not the same but very important and crucial for a product and the main part is they work together.

“User experience (UX) is that the interaction and knowledge users have with a company’s products and services. The user interface (UI) is that the specific asset users interact with. for instance, UI can affect traditional concepts like visual design elements like colors and typography.

You don’t need to have any coding knowledge to be a UI UX designer. You have to only learn the designing strategy, visual complexity, and a few things.

You’ll be making a design of a website that’ll be developed by the coders out there. Have you understood the demand?? A developer has to depend on a UI UX designer because they will design the mock-up and the calling of a website.

UI UX design is a high paying job and the demand in this field is increasing day by day. If you haven’t do any research about UI and UX design then it’s high time you should start your research.

Banner design

A banner is typically used for graphical web ads unit. Ads company wants for new banner design every single day because it’s doing a major part for a company. The main fact is banners increase viewers’ curiosity through its graphical artwork.

If you master one software, it can be photoshop or illustrator. you can make a banner very easily but it should follow some criteria such that, it should be well colorized, scaleable, and it should impactful to viewers and increase their curiosity about the promoting ad on the banner.

For beginners, I have a quick tip. First of all, start learning one particular software as well as start making designs on CANVA. Canva is online software and like WordPress, Canva has ready-made templates for banner designs, logo designs, and other cool stuff.

Using Canva, you can have a clear vision of how the banner looks like. you can have some idea of designs and the first banner design can be started from Canva as well.

Creating a Portfolio

This part is the most favorite for me. Creating a portfolio is one of the most important things for a graphic designer. Because in a portfolio he can put his or her works all together and from that people can see your mentality, how innovative you are, your creative works and so on

After learning how to become a graphic designer, you should involve in practical problem-solving. You should create more and more stuff for your portfolio. By engaging with more projects you’ll be able to make a good portfolio. Make a portfolio website for you and upload the works of you in that.

I have a very awesome article on ”How to Create a website for free”.Go and check it and I assure that you can make a very professional website by reading that article.

I have also an article on “10+ Best Free WordPress Themes in 2020 for Your Website”.Choose one theme for your portfolio website from the top 10 best themes in 2020. You can have a clear view of themes by reading this article and I have researched a lot to find these best themes for you. So, you can choose one theme very easily for your portfolio. Go grab it and make a website of your own.

You have to be efficient in some matters. For example:-

Make an exception in Freelance works

Naturally, if you hired for a task then first, you have to observe it better. Try to convince the buyer. You use your creativity and make your words Impactful. Explain to him the good design with good language and good use.f you can make him or her happy with your behavior and creativity, then this customer will be hoping to give you some work again.

One demo buyers request given below,

Hello there.

I have understood your demand and I have the potential to make thee kind of graphical works

I had made this kind of design earlier.

I am new here but I had done this kind of job in the local marketplace many times.

As I am new here, I have plenty of time for you to do the job very professionally.

I will wait for your reply to discuss more about the working strategy.
Thank you.

Keep learning from experience and keep changing

Yes, it’s very important that you have to learn from your failure. If you fail and then simply give up, most probably your career won’t start at all.

You have to admit your failure and then have to work on it. Identify the matters why you have failed in that particular project and then try yourself to find a solution.

Keep changing your work strategy and see which suits you most. Join the community of graphics designers, stay tuned with the experts. Learn from the experts. keep eye on what are the experts are talking about. Which strategy works for them. Follow their steps and rules.

Keep in mind that “Failure is a pillar of success”. The most successful persons have failed more then you have tried for one project. So you have to fail to understand the game.

Get ideas about business fundamentals

Graphic design is a technical industry but it is not just limited to technology.through this industry you have to bring your success and you may move around a bit. And for that, you have to think about the marketing process, product sales.

Graphic design is all about technical knowledge and you’ll be a techy person. You have to deal with many things to insist on your work. That’s why you have to know about business ideas and the fundamentals also you should gain some website knowledge which can be found from one of my articles which is “How to Create a website for free”

From this article, you can learn all the essential things to make a website for free also you can gain some proper knowledge about making a website without any skills.

A quote from me?

  • I am not a pro but I am in this particular field for many years. That’s why I thought that I can teach you through my articles and that’s why I did some research and wrote about How to Become a Graphic Designer.
  • I am personally a blogger, I like to write soo much and  I hope this article will help you to learn with me and by reading this whole article you can have enough knowledge about How to become a graphic designer and make money online from it in 2020.

Like the Article? Want to read more stuff?

I am a full-time blogger and solving your all kind of problems related to website stuff and queries like “best free WordPress themes in 2020“. I write articles every single day. You can find me constantly with different ideas, tips, and tricks.

I have written a cool but important article on 10+ Best Free WordPress Themes. This article will help soo much if you are willing to make your first website, It’ll help you to choose your website theme from the top 10 best free themes in 2020.

I have also an article about How to create a website for freeMake sure you check this out if you have a passion for being a graphic designer. I have shared my own experience and many tips and tricks which will help you to become a graphic designer faster and in this article, I also write about earning money with graphic design.

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