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8 Practical Tips for Newbie Graphic Designers

8 Practical Tips for Newbie Graphic Designers | Becoming a graphic designer | Scoop.it
8 Practical Tips for Newbie Graphic Designers
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Malorie Lewis's comment, February 21, 2013 5:30 AM
Ask questions:
Quite frequently, people starting out in entry level jobs are too shy to ask anyone questions. But to get better, and to resolve any issues you may face in that new job, you should not hesitate to ask people how to do something or how to fix something. Even, if you ask questions, you can even impress your superiors who will see you as an employee who wants to learn more about the job and how to do it correctly.
Malorie Lewis's comment, February 21, 2013 5:30 AM
Keep organized:
A major problem with designers just starting out, or even one's that have a few years experience under their belt, is how disorganized they keep their work. Because the workload can be quite hefty, its important to keep everything organized and where you know it'll be easy to find. Because a lot of your designs will be in photoshop or illustrator, a useful tip to be a better graphic designer is to name each layer in your file so when you need to edit a layer, you know where to find it.
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How to Start a Career in Graphic Designing

How to Start a Career in Graphic Designing | Becoming a graphic designer | Scoop.it
Graphic designers create and generate images for consumer products, advertising, video games and just about everything else in our society.
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Malorie Lewis's comment, February 21, 2013 5:26 AM
Apply to an art school or a college with a good graphic design program. The Art Institutes website is a good place to start. Some graphic artists complete a program at an art school and some get a college diploma and major in art. There are pros and cons to both approaches; you will need a degree, but graphic design talent and skill will get you further than the degree itself.”
Malorie Lewis's comment, February 21, 2013 5:26 AM
Begin building your portfolio. You can include pieces that you've designed as a student as well as those you have developed at your internship. A portfolio of your work will be important as you interview for full time jobs”