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What is the most important skill for a graphic designer?

Discussion in 'Graphics and Design' started by wivngeh, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. wivngeh

    wivngeh Member

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    Graphic designers must learn many skills in order to be competitive in the workplace. They may work with film, print, or electronic media and each of these requires a specific skill set but all use computers and graphics software to some degree.
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    List of Graphic designer skill

    1.Print your design and layout
    2.Think how to manage graphic project
    3.Develop your powerful communication
    4.For marketplace make social media network
    5.Use of terrific photography
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    creative thinking is one of the most important skill to be a professional graphic designer. Communication should be strong so that you can share your ideas and concepts to employers.
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    Imagination and creative is very essential for any graphics designer. You should technically strong and smart to use various options and addons. Simple and attractive themes are favourable.
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    Fuego Daniel New Member

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    Normally, you can say that creativity should be the very first skill of a graphic designer, but for a graphic designer to be creative, first, he must be curious. If a graphic designer is curious, he will learn a lot of things and then he will be creative.
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    Here are my top 10 web design skills that you WILL need to master to become an effective web designer.
    If you’re serious about mastering web design and marketing, check out the Pro Web Design Alliance.
    Your priorities may be different (and my priorities may be different a few months down the line).
    And I’d add that you don’t need all these skills in any particular measure to make it in web design. But to be a fully rounded web professional, this is my take on the ideal make-up.
    1. Writing & editorial
    2. Holistic circumspection
    3. Graphic design theory
    4. Listening & discernment
    5. Self-learning
    6. SEO
    7. Graphic design: original/creative graphics
    8. Web page production in HTML/CSS
    9. Business sense
    10. Typing
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    agree with alex nice comment bro.
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    i think its only creativity n some skills like Photoshop!!
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    Easy Steps to Improve Your Graphic Design Skills:


    1. Make your own projects.
    2. Improve your previous designs and other’s designs.
    3. Collect designs for inspiration.
    4. Make your own blog and read other’s blogs.
    5. Connect with other designers and learn from them.
    6. Be active in online design communities.
    7. Take pictures.
    8. Attend seminars and conventions.
    9. Have a design book collection.
    10. Enrol in design classes.
    11. Learn new things.
    12. Do some sketching
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    Graphic designers should:

    1. Have his/her own style
    2. Have leadership skills
    3. Be familiar with typography
    4. Creative Thinking
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    lovely!
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    Self Learning is Important
    Web design is one of the richest, most diverse domains you can choose. It’s a giant pile-on of visual design, technology, psychology, coding, human factors, all that jazz. And the technology doesn’t stand still from one day so the next. That’s what makes it so frustrating – and so fun! One thing’s for sure. If you want to perform well in this mental soup, you’ve got to be capable of learning on a daily basis. You need to pick up new styles, new techniques, and new constraints every time you sit down to work.
    And because it moves so quickly, there’s no one who can teach you everything. The best designers, SEO guys, CSS geeks, hackers, copywriters, businesspeople, etc. they’re all learning every day, trying out new stuff, learning what works and what doesn’t. There’s not one of them who knows it all. In this industry, the moment you think you may know enough is the moment you drop off the pace. Just like the rest of life, I guess!
    That doesn’t mean you have to Can you develop this skill? Well, you have to do it constantly, really; that’s the whole point. Here are some pointers:
    • Research and bookmark trustworthy web sites as starting points.
    • Subscribe to a few high-quality newsfeeds, or visit sites that focus on the latest news.
    • Also build a network of other skilled people you can turn to to share questions and knowledge. Forums are also good for this, if the content-noise ratio works for you.
    • Learn how to refine Google search results to focus on the information you really need in less time.
    • Always remember you can’t know it all, that there are more answers out there, and get comfortable with the chaos. Be open to un-learning what you thought you knew about what works, about the best way to do stuff.
    • Make it fun. Make regular time to read stuff that interests you.
    • Take short cuts by going direct to the source of success. If someone’s getting it right, look at why, and look for ways you can apply similar techniques to achieve the same.
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    Thnak you for this! It will help me as well!
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    Totally agree with you!
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    List of Graphic designer skill:

    1. Print your Clear designs Or Layput.
    2. Develop your Strong communication
    3. Use of better photography
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    Thank you all for sharing some great information, I am sure many find it useful.
    Cheers.
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    Being able to draw?
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    Apart from the software he knows, he should have some specific skills about this profession that how to handle the things, which color combination is best, how to make some impressive designs and some creative.
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    Agree with you Petric Massa, creativity matters apart from technical knowledge.
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    Vision, for me, is the most important thing. And by this I mean that good graphics designers need good imaginations and must be able to see a vision of what they want to create.

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