There is a misconception about graphic designing; people think it to be as easy as a pie. Is it really so? For one, my mother makes great pies but doesn’t know a thing about design. On a serious note, designing is a professional field and requires specialization to perform. Working as a professional, one expects premium payment as well. Consider the case of doctors…why are they highly paid? It is because they are specialist of their respective field. If you catch a cold or a fever, you won’t be consulting a mechanic…would you?
The logo is important because it is the first thing people see when they visit your portfolio and it may be the deciding factor as to whether or not people are going to continue to look at the rest of your portfolio.
Printmaking is probably the most useful thing you will learn in graphic design school. Printmaking is the art of literally printing designs onto other things and there are a lot of times when this can really become handy. There are so many uses for printmaking that you will actually be amazed because it is hard to imagine that GD is being used in so many places all at once. If you ever see people wear shirts with a logo on them, that is one sign of printmaking. Or if you see a cars model number on the outside then that is another sign of printmaking. It is everywhere and learning printmaking could be very cool.
Another thing you will learn in graphic design school is page layouts and how to arrange them. This involves piecing together many different components on a page and figuring out where they are suited best. Page layouts are actually a very useful thing to learn because they are everywhere. When you look in magazines you can see the different styles of the designers who decided upon that specific page layout. When you see newspapers or graphichildrens books it is important to notice the pages and see what you would have done differently. If you can master page layouts then you are one step closer to being the GD you want to be.
It’s true; nothing leads to bad advertising or wastes your marketing dollars faster than a Free SVG Cut File disaster. From big corporations to small businesses, everyone has made a graphic design mistake. Big corporations, however, have big bucks to spend on advertising, so the huge chunk of change that a large company just blew on an ineffective Super Bowl ad doesn’t hurt their bottom line the way an advertising mistake can hurt a small business.
C: I first realized I wanted to be a graphic designer in Standard 5 (I went around telling everyone I was going to be a ‘graphic artist’ and that they used actual computers to do the art). I always loved drawing and being creative and I was set on becoming a graphic designer.
C: I studied at Greenside Design Center but I often wish I had studied at Vega. Design Center was a lot of fun though and I made friends for life there that share the same passion as I do.