Today I’m gonna tell you just a little bit about graphic design, just a little bit, because that’s all you need to know, if you want to start being a graphic designer. So, let’s get to it! First, it all starts with an Idea – from your friends, from your parents or anybody else.
I realized that my true passion was drawing and I wanted to express those drawing skills into the digital world. And that’s how I had the idea to start being a graphic designer. I think it is the most important thing you have to realize before you start being a graphic designer – is to recognize you passion.
So, next, once I’ve got my Idea – I had to go to the next step, which is get to work!
You have your idea – it’s time to get to work!
And some of you may ask me: Ok. I’m ready to work, but how do I actually start it? Do I have to go to Institute? And my answer is : – No. You don’t have to go to school. I mean, Institute is great, but if you don’t have such a possibility – I believe in being self-taught. I believe, that the best way to study graphic design is to learn it as you go, master it and practice it right away.
So, next question from you may be : Do I have to quit my job to start being a graphic designer? and again my answer is :- No. You don’t have to quit your job. Now what I offer is: if you have a full-time job and you come back home, you dedicate one hour a day for the next 3 months. What is 1 hour a day? You can spend 1 hour a day just watching your favorite TV show or you can spend 1 hour a day creating your dream job!
So, how do you make it happen? You take a notebook and you take a pen and the next step is to make a plan. You take those 3 months and put, what actions you’re gonna take in those 3 months. So, let’s say the first month is to learn Photoshop and that is your goal for the first month. The second month is to learn Illustrator and the third month is to create your first design project. It can be logo design or just a simple poster design or anything else. And that’s it! Now you have a plan for the next 3 months to help you start becoming a graphic designer and you have steps to follow.
Create this schedule for yourself and see, what happens. My tip is make it all simple. Don’t try to do everything at once – just one thing a month. And that’s it!
ALL THE BEST….!