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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. Thomas

    Thomas Member

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    You must be creative and most importantly, knows beauty of art.
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    I think a designer must have a foundation in the fundamentals of graphic design and have hand skills no matter how proficient he is with technology (computer software) which are only tools to implement his thinking process and design abilities. Skills can be taught, layout, typography, Quark, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, whatever, but the inherent sense of design and the ability to produce innovative graphics comes from being a well developed and knowledgeable individual who understands what design is all about, in all in manifestations. And practice, practice, practice. Some are just born more creative than others too. That's how the cookie crumbles.
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    i think the most important skill of a graphic designer is to make the imaginative things into more reliable.
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    A graphic designer in today’s day and age has to have a wide-ranging skill set. Along with the obvious grasp of design principles like contrast, balance, color and such and the knowledge of how to use the industry-standard software, many clients also expect designers to be developers, illustrators, strategists and more. I agree with most of these expectations (so long as they’re realistic); however, there is one specific skill that can and does, in my opinion, mark the difference between a good designer and a great designer: the art of clear communication.
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    Being able to visualize a design and then bring it to reality.
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    innovative thinking is the best skill of a graphic designer.
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    1. Artistic ability
    2. Dedication
    3. Standards
    4. Creative problem solving
    5. An understanding of marketing
    6. An understanding of typography
    7. Communication skills
    8. Project management skills
    9. Familiarity with other artistic/creative fields
    10. Business sense
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    all skills are indispensible for becoming a successful graphic designer.amonest all i think dedication is that virtue,without it,it is not possible to become successful in life.
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    Hi,

    I totally agree with you, imagination is most important thing for graphic designer.

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    PrimeOutsourc Member

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    Yes, I agree. A designer should have great imagination and creativeness in my mind.
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    I think one of the most important skills is the ability to communicate with the client and understand the brief.

    I am not the primary designer in our business but the person here who handles this work seem to be able to interpret requirements from customers almost straight away.

    It means that we keep projects within budget/timescales and customers have less aggro in the respect that proofs are not endlessly bounced backwards and forwards before sign off.
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    Hi, I think the creativity and Imagination are must to become a good graphic designer.
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    being able to graphically represent ur idea
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    Here are my top 10 web design skills that you WILL need to master to become an effective web designer.

    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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    Some skills and some abilities help one to become a good designer. Posts are good and helpful. Thanks all.
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    A graphic designer is one who designs graphics for web or user interface.It is the task of a graphic designer to provide attractive background for web making it colorful.The graphic designer should have a taste for web and creative blend of mind.The graphic designer should be expert in designing soft wares like Photoshop,Illustrator,Dreamweaver.........
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    Graphic Designer should also know these things.

    1. Style Compared to No Style

    2. Project Management

    3. Creative Thinking

    4. Print Design and Layout

    5. Idea of creative Web Design

    Might some buddy does not agree with my these point but these are according to me.
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    Alvinacharlotte New Member

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    But graphic designing is related to the SEO terms and conditions. Like Alt tag insert at image coding.
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    The most important skill a graphic designer should have is his creativity. A graphic designer should be lucid about discovering and producing the picture that other people are trying to express with words and desire.
  20. sunitha12

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    Every Graphic Designer Should Have the following skills:
    Project Management
    Typography
    Creative Thinking
    Print Design and Layout
    Web Design
    Photography
    Networking
    Communication
    Social Media Marketing

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