Is graphic design future proof?

With so many worries in the world and the advent of the COVID-19 Corona pandemic many people have been asking about the future of graphic design. First things first; graphic designers were needed many years ago, still needed today and will be needed in many years to come. While the demand in graphic design careers will be highly linked to the needs of the economy, in general, the reassuring thing to know is that robots and computers are not likely to take over in this field. Every waking hour, most of us are inundated from the moment we wake up and check our mobile phone notifications, emails, apps and news with information from mobile phones, magazines, computers, Television, billboards and more.

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What does it take to make a ‘good’ graphic designer very good?

You have now become a graphic designer and you want to differentiate yourself from the crowd and become a very good graphic designer perhaps? If you’re confident about the skills you’ve got as a designer, maybe you need help because there are one or two things you feel, you are lacking costing you opportunities or even worse client work. all these interviews you’ve been getting. Or maybe you have never worked in graphic design and you are just starting out or you are thinking about studying graphic design to embark on this brand-new journey? This article will explore what it takes to be a good graphic designer covering the essentials required to stand out from the crowd and get further ahead in your career.

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Graphic designer job role, duties and interviewing techniques

The road to career success as a graphic designer looks different for everyone. Working on design briefs from home on flexi-time for a busy mum could be the ideal situation for one person just as working across multiple in-house briefs full time might be for another. Or perhaps after you’ve thought about it you are unsatisfied with your current career now you realise that a career in the graphic design world is the way forward for you. But before you commit the effort, training, time and money that it takes to acquire the training and job search; you want to know what your job prospects will look?

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Adobe Graphic Design Online Training

Graphic design online training varies from institution to institution, but all good course providers will have an established reputation. Another indicator is the percentage of graduates that secure jobs after completing their course. As a benchmark do not be shy to ask the college or school you are researching how many students find work and how long it took. Blue Sky Graphic from March 2019-December 2019 confirms that 79% of their intake were candidates that found work within 3 months of the course completion.

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How to make more money as a graphic designer?

Different ways to make money through graphic design? This article addresses some of the modern-day ways to maximise your skillset as a talented and skilled graphic designer looking to make money online. From working mums, building an e-commerce store to those just wanting some extra cash there are many ways to increase your disposable income.

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What are logos used for? Why are logos important?

Think back to when you remember seeing a famous company logo and think what attracted your eyes to it? Do you recall what you saw first? When we look at something, we don’t read first we take in shape and colour. Once the shape and colour are enough to hold our attention, then we’ll read it. For this reason, the logo is the single most important visual for a company and what the logo represents is as important.

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What is graphic design? Why is graphic design important?

So, when you think of graphic design, do you think of artistic advertisements  on the streets? Attention-grabbing graphics on websites? Well did you know that graphic design is a service, not a product? For this reason, clients who often have very particular needs are usually met in a very particular way through delivering a bespoke service of visual communication.

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What is Illustrator?

Illustrator is a wonderful piece of kit that has amazing vector editor functions. It can be used to create incredible illustrative artwork, corporate logos, page layouts, website, print designs, and vectors for literally just about anything with which you might need a vector. Images with Illustrator are vector based so it can be scaled to any size without losing quality.

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Why you do not need a degree in Graphic Design

Graphic Design is a field like very few that attracts many sorts of people from many sorts of backgrounds. Common to misconception is that graphic designers come from an arts background or needed to have taken a degree in graphic design at university. Much more to the truth is that universities are in fact not nearly as popular as they once were for anyone thinking of studying graphic design as not only is arguably an unnecessary expense but there are many courses and alternative ways of studying.

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3 Quick facts about learning Graphic Design with Blue Sky Graphics

FACT #1: Sounds basic but you need to know the key software which are Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. FACT #2: Graphic design courses are offered in a private classroom environment where one-to-one does in fact mean one-to one! FACT #3: Our classes are flexible, and we offer them on weekends and evenings too!

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