Graphic design is one of the most widely used design fields, and it’s no surprise that graphic designers are the ones who dominate the job market.
However, graphic designers have some major challenges when it comes to their careers.
In the video below, we’ll explore some of the biggest challenges graphic designers face, and how they can overcome them to excel in their fields.1.
Can I just get away from it all?
I’m sure some graphic designers will say they want to be in the industry as long as possible, and they can certainly achieve that, but if you want to change your career and be a better graphic designer, you’ll have to work harder than ever.
If you’re interested in learning more about graphic design as a career, we’ve put together this post with great resources.2.
I’m already working in the graphic design field, so I’m not going anywhere.
That’s a great point to make, but there’s no denying that it can be incredibly challenging to get a job in graphic design.
As a graphic designer you’ll need to prove yourself through some tough interviews, and your portfolio is the most important part of your career.
There’s no way you can get a top job in design without showing some kind of tangible work.
If your work is good enough, but you’re not sure how to get the word out about it, you can always hire someone else.
You can also apply for some of these jobs on-the-job training or on-site training to get some exposure.3.
Can a graphic design degree actually help you do your job?
The graphic design world is constantly evolving and growing, so you’ll want to make sure you’re applying for jobs in a timely fashion.
As an illustrator, for example, you might be asked to work on a project for a client while you’re still a student at university.
It’s a risky move that may not get you a job as an illustrators but can be very valuable in your career if you’ve never done anything else in the field before.4.
Do I need to get an advanced degree in graphic arts?
You may have heard the term “graphic designer” thrown around a lot lately, and while that’s certainly a popular label, graphic design is actually an advanced discipline.
A graphic designer must have a degree in one of these subjects: illustration, computer graphics, computer animation, or animation.5.
Do you need to have a bachelor’s degree in computer graphics or animation?
The answer is definitely no.
If the goal of your graphic design career is to create visual effects or animation for games, film or other digital media, then the degree you need is just another degree.
However if you’re working in other disciplines, like web design, advertising, design, or media, or if you simply want to take on projects that require your creative skills, then you need a degree that will give you a real shot at success.6.
Do my employers know what I do in graphic work?
Yes, employers do know what you do in your job as a graphic artist.
In fact, it can help them to hire you if you work in a different field.
For example, if you design web design and want to get into advertising, you need an education in marketing, branding and digital media.
However it’s important to be clear about your field of work and what you’re looking for.7.
How do I find an illustrative artist?
There are a number of great online platforms out there to help you find an artist to design your graphic work for you.
However there are also some really good job boards that offer some really helpful advice on finding freelance illustrators.
If it’s your first time on a job board, try to do a search to see what other people are saying about your skills and abilities.8.
Do freelance illustrations really pay well?
Well, they do!
But not everyone can afford to do graphic design full-time, and many freelancers are also in a much lower income bracket than those who have been employed for a long time.
Some freelancers also have to deal with the extra costs of maintaining their professional identity, such as travel and accommodation.
If you’re thinking about making a career change, consider these freelance graphic designers who have done it successfully.9.
Do freelancers get paid on a regular basis?
Most of the time, freelancers do receive an hourly rate for their work.
However this rate varies depending on the work and the amount of work you’re doing.
For illustration, for instance, a freelance illustrator might get paid $30 per hour, but it’s unlikely to be more than $50.
However you may also find some freelancers who are paid based on their time.
For instance, freelancer David Hutton got paid $10 per hour while he worked on a graphic novel.
He had a great job and did a lot of great work