As a graphic designer you will create visual impact using your creative skills and computer software tools. You will use shapes, colors, and fonts, on print design, websites and social media to communicate your message.
Graphic designers are visual communicators. They generate digital images by incorporating the use of computer software and art concepts to produce and deliver ideas to a client that would inform, inspire, or motivate a consumer. They will be working for various products and activities, such as websites, magazines, posters, advertising, books, computer games and product packaging.
Candidates who have appeared for a 10 + 2 examination, or its educational equivalent in any discipline (e.g: Science, Commerce, Arts) with an interest in Design & Innovation is eligible for a bachelors in design.
For Design courses at IITs and few other universities one must have studied Science with Maths in Class XII.
Take Bachelor’s degree in design with specialisation in Graphics from recognised Institute/College/University which is of 4 years duration
Diploma in graphic designing (6 months- 2 years) is also available.
Take master course in design which is of 2 years from a recognized university.
PG Diploma in graphic designing is available.
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Graphic designers will use their excellent communication skills to interact and understand needs of the clients and potential partners.
Graphic designers are creative thinkers. They will be conveying ideas through creative text and image which will help to sell company’s product. They also have to use creative thinking to generate solutions for their clients.
Graphic designers must possess various forms of technological skills.They need to be comfortable with design software, such as Quark, InDesign, and Adobe.They also need to know the basics of web design.
Graphic designers might have to handle multiple projects at once. Thus they have to have strong time management skills. They should be able to multitask, juggle multiple assignments over long periods, and meet all established deadlines.
Graphic designers will always need to work with and coordinate a team of designers, production coordinators and illustrators. Thus team skill is very important.
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