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5 Steps to Becoming a Graphic Designer

5 Steps to Becoming a Graphic Designer

Steve Berman | Art Bistro

As the information era continues to progress, one thing becomes clear: we’re living in an increasingly visual world. From signs to web pages, corporate reports to corporate logos, the way visual messages are communicated is one of the most important areas of business.

That’s why there’s a constant need for creative professionals to communicate these visual messages in the field of graphic design.

Graphic designers work in a wide variety of environments. Some are full-time employees at large advertising or design firms, while others are freelancers working in smaller spaces or even from home.

Could You Be a Successful Designer?

1. I draw (digitally included):

When solving a problem
Every day
When I feel like it

Opportunities for graphic designers are growing in the field of interactive media. But the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that job seekers are expected to face keen competition for available positions. So how do you set yourself apart from the pack? Follow these five steps.

Step No. 1: The Right Degree

Step No. 2: Let’s Get Technical

Step No. 3: Be Observant

Step No. 4: Develop Your Style

Step No. 5: Put Together Your Portfolio(s)

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