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Step Four: Identify Lacking Design Skills

Step Four: Identify Lacking Design Skills

Valerie Atkisson | ArtBistro

What Skills Do You Need?

Look at the skills that you have and the skills that you will need to acquire to become the designer that you want to be. These skills will include leaning new software and principles of good design such as: color, spatial relationships, and typography. It will also be helpful to you to know about the history and theory associated with design.

Consider Non-Design Skills

You may decide that you need a broad based set of artistic skills rather than a narrow set. For any design professional, good writing skills are a must. Other skills/classes that come in handy especially if you’re interested in a freelance career would be: Business, Communication, Accounting, and Advertising.

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