Graphic Designer Qualifications
A bachelors degree in graphic design is usually the preferred qualification for a graphic design career. Closely related fields such as multimedia design, advertising, photography, illustration, fine arts, or web design can also prepare you for a future as a graphic designer. Some jobs may only require an associates degree or certification, but generally the more education you have the better.
A graphic designer must have an innate creativity and an eye for design. Strong communication skills are also essential. Designers need to be able to listen to a client's needs and reproduce those in a unique and appealing way. Graphic designers must be equally comfortable in a team environment as well as working alone. You may often find yourself working on several projects at the same time, so organizational and multi-tasking skills are important. Computer skills are a necessary qualification for almost any graphic design job these days. You should be adept at working with both PCs and Macs and familiar with a wide range of design software programs.
Employers will often look for graphic designers with a year or two of freelance experience after college. It will be very beneficial to your career to gain a wide breadth of knowledge and experience working in various platforms and mediums. Challenge yourself by trying things you having worked with before. The more functions you could potentially fill in a design organization, the more likely you'll get hired.
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