Career in Graphic Designing

sample picture showing how photoshop can enhanced any ordinary image
Image enhanced with Photoshop

Career as Graphic Designer

If you think you have a creative aptitude and want to build your career as a Graphic Designer then please read on.

Once a famous Japanese designer said that ; The design is not just about philosophy but it is all about life.

Founder of Apple Computers, Steve Jobs as well said that; The design is not just what it looks like and feels like, but what it works and how efficiently it works.

Graphic Design is also known as communication design. It is the art and process of combining text and pictures in advertisements, magazines, or even books using one or more of typography, photography, and illustration. It is essentially used for commercial purposes.

Graphic designs can be grouped as corporate designs that include logos and branding materials, an editorial design that includes magazines and newspapers, advertising and commercial outdoor display materials, website design, book cover design, product packaging designs, e_book publishing designs, and signage.

Every day we are exposed to an array of Graphic designs from various media which includes websites, comics, magazines, online videos, television commercials, posters, billboards, and even company logos.

picture shows a pair of banana of which one is modified to look like a sports shoes
Creative modification with photoshop

The Graphic Designer And His Work And Responsibilities

The designer incorporates images, images, and genre to convey an idea. where he or she needs communication skills to convince the audience and sell his or her designs.
These graphic designers create visual aids. That inspires, educates, and transforms to create compelling and commendable work.
Designers use their full knowledge of the arts and technology. They use tools to create tangible results. For a wide variety of industries, clients, and organizations. Whether the form used is physical or nonphysical. The learner has control over the speed and sequence of experience.
In the books, the content comes first. While construction follows. In the magazine’s layout, the construction includes written and visual content, not yet created. Magazines and books all have prearranged content in advance, but the reader decides for himself what to do with the subject.
Designers are responsible for interactive and attractive designs. Where content changes as it updates or expanded. This type of design is different from other types of usual designs. Due to its frustration in the actions of the viewer or user. Web and mobile editing design include websites and mobile applications for publication. Which is a concrete example. Other notable formats include the introduction of fast-changing streaming information. Such as data recognition where virtual and non-interactive connections are built. In data display, it involves using specific programs to translate and construct data in a presentation. That shows the appearance and can be linked to information drawings

Glow effect with photoshop

Application Of Graphic Design

To sell a product or idea Graphic Designings are used in almost every visual object. It is used in products and in company ownership designs such as logos, colors, packaging, and branding. isBranding has been a field where photographers have tried to offer a variety of services.
Graphic design has also been used in the field of entertainment and decoration and visual interpretation. Examples of usages of graphic designs in the entertainment industry include novels, album covers, comic books, and magazines. Also DVD covers, credits for filmmaking, resources, and programs on stage. The artwork used to print T-shirts and other similar screen items for sale are also included in this section. The Information creation includes news reporting and journals. The presentation of ideas and facts is enhanced by the graphic design of visual information.

picture of pair of shoes modified to two smoking cigar
Creative concept edited with photoshop

Opportunities In Graphic Design

Graphic design is a wide and marketable field. Were one with the right skills can seek career opportunities in web publishing, marketing, and promotions. Corporate communications and other specializations too can be diverse.
Graphic designers can as well venture into experiential design. here it involves the application of communication skills to the built environment. This area will need experiential graphic designers. To understand the problems that people may encounter. while interacting with buildings and space, to come up with ways to solve these problems.
The graphic Designing career path covers almost all parts of the known creative spectrum. Which will need the graphic designers to learn new techniques, programs, and methods and how to apply them. Graphic designers can work within companies that offer design consultancies services. Even branding agencies. They can also work with publishing, marketing, and other communication companies.
These designers can work in the comfort of their homes. As in-house designers in non-designed-oriented organizations or companies. They can also work as freelancers where they work on their own terms, prices, or even ideas. So to excel in graphic design jobs one has to have learned about graphic design. That is including associate, bachelor’s, and furthered to even master’s degree programs.
Graphic Design professionals rely on computer software applications and training. That goes hand in hand with art and technology. Graphic design jobs are one of the highest paying jobs in many countries. This contributes to many reasons that will be highlighted. As a graphic designer one may be self-employed, work for design firms, or work for large companies in the design or IT departments.

picture of bottle half filled with a killer wale inside
Creative concept edited with photoshop

Skills Needed In Graphic Design That Will Make A Designer Marketable

Having these design skills, in general, will make you more marketable but there are also some skills that customers or employers can get. Includes the ability to design Photoshop, Adobe Flash, and InDesign. As well as the ability to use desktop publishing to create print designs.
Employers are still looking for designers who can draw well. Being able to use photo editing software is also a winner for the designer, who should include it in his portfolio and start over.
Employers also want to hire designers who can create prototypes because the best sites are those that are planned in advance. These are important skills that will win the positions of artists in these well-paying works of art.

picture of peeled off onion with orange inside
Creative concept edited with photoshop

Graphic Design Jobs In The Market Currently

Graphic design is a great industry to be in. Since it is very current and there is so much to learn hence there is much room for growth and more money to make. One can learn a lot. Graphic design jobs are the most abundant if looked into because of all the in-house jobs.
Few companies need an in-house illustrator or filmmaker but even small companies with marketing plans need a designer. Most graphic design jobs need a very versatile designer so learning more coding would help a designer to earn a position in the job market.
Graphic design jobs give the designer the satisfaction of a work done well, which is very nice and rewarding. Graphic design jobs help one to grow since there is an endless supply of knowledge and education on this specific subject line. If one compares Graphic Designing to the film industry then it is not the most creative job. But graphic design jobs are more marketable and flexible.

picture of alarm clock with hot coffee in the dial
Creative concept edited with photoshop

Conclusion

Graphic design jobs become more rewarding as it provides a chance to experience more exciting experiences. Also, educating on the graphic design subject. The best thing a designer would do is to get into interactive, digital, web, or motion graphics design. Since these are some of the fields that are growing in the industry.
To sum up, if you wish you can become a celebrity artist in the field of Designing and want to earn excellent salaries. If you pursue your career in the field of Graphic Designing can achieve all you wanted in the design world if you would take some interest in it. So if you think that you have that creative aptitude you must give it a chance.

Complied By,

picture of Toonone founder and CEO Binoy shankar

Binoy Shankar,

Brand adviser and Advertisement Film Maker, CEO ToonOne Animation Studio

(Has experience of over twenty year in field of Advertising and commercial Art)