Clients I’ve worked with expect their stuff to look good and work as designed. And most don’t sweat the process. Nor should they. That’s the designers job. But informing the client and setting expectations is integral to your success as a designer.
What if I told you there were things in your profession that you should never do. Things that, if done, would bring relentless scorn from your colleagues and hurt your reputation for years to come. The deadly sins. Each profession has them. And without fail, each profession has individuals that ignore them. This post will reveal the 5 Deadly Sins of Graphic Design.
In my 25 years in the design world, I’ve seen just about everything there is to see. Some good. Some bad. And definitely some ugly. Luckily for me, most has been good. In that time, I’ve come to expect the worst and hope for the best from potential and actual customers. The list below is a list of those not so good times. It’s a list of the 20 Things Never Say to Your Graphic Designer.
Two sides of the same coin. On one you have a web designer. A creator. From nothing to something. And the other side, a web developer. An individual making the creation come to life. Each with their own mission. And their own responsibilities. In this post, I will describe the difference between a designer and a developer. I’ll also discuss how they work together to accomplish the same goal.
University is supposed to prepare you for life after college. It’s there to train you for what is to come in your work environment for years to come. For the most part, design school does a great job at this, but there are still some places it lacks. The list enclosed, “What No One Told You About Design” captures them all in all their glory.
There are thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of graphic designers in the world today.￼ And many are good — really good. And then there’s the cream of the crop. Those that all the others look up to. The trend setters.
There are moments in life in which a person can learn important lessons and apply it in life. This also applies to one’s work life. Our work allows us to be introspective and question who we were, are, and who we are becoming. Graphic design is no different. The list below is obvious to those within the profession. If you’re starting out or looking in from the outside, there are 9 things that graphic design can teach you about life.
It all started on the blank canvases of recycled paper that would be folded and taped just enough to cover my math, history, and english school books.
It’s nobody’s job but yours to keep improving and continuously learn new skills. Do you want to be the best possible designer you can be? If so, understanding the 5 Design Related Skills Every Designer Must Master will keep you on top of your game as a designer.
The following are 5 business skills every designer needs to master (outside of being a skilled and creative designer) in order to progress in his/her career.