computer, software, free time don’t make you designer. A designer should have critical thinking, knowledge of design principles, grid system, typography and much more.
Always answer ‘what, who, when, why, where and how’ critically in your designs. This will make you designer not decorates. and will curve your skills more than a child having photoshop and free time.
Understanding the principles of designs.
Knowledge makes you the leader. Understanding of designs principles is backbone for doing outstanding job. This will separate designer with non-designer. Balance, rhythm, proportion, unity, dominance ALL principles have their own impact on message to be conveyed by design.
Principles of designs resources:
The Principles of Design
History of Graphic Design
A 20 Minute Intro to Typography Basics
What are different kinds of grid system and how to use them. This knowledge will polish you in representing the information in mannered way, and will simply makes you better layout designer.
Grid system resources:
Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop
Sketching and drawing
Googling and doodling is the key step in creating new artwork. No doubt, it is time-consuming process, due to which it is overlooked. But it is always a good idea of mind mapping or sketching with pencil and paper.
Communicating the design.
Communication skills or more specifically, dealing with client is most important factor when design comes to business. What outcome client wants for their time and payment, and how your design is conveying its message, is important for designers.
13 Tips for Effective Communication with Clients
Passion to learn and teach more and more is backbone in design industry. Designers MUST have willingness to learn more on daily basis. You should assign some time for learn and know new technologies, software and innovation.
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