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What specific skills must a designer have

Discussion in 'Graphics and Design' started by nicolespay, Jun 20, 2011.

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    nicolespay New Member

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    Aside from being able to use graphic software, you need to know how to set up files to be printed, such as trapping spot colors and the proper steps for processing rgb/cmyk images. Other essential skills: spelling and proofreading. Personal skills: listening and following instructions.
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    Its not just knowing Quark, Photoshop etc.
    You need to understand customers who dont know what the want, read scribble and be able to do miracles with low res pics resize up 400%. :~
    Being able to spell is irrelevant, as we use spellcheckers, and you should always get someone less to proofread what you create, due to "blind for looking"
    With the personal skills you need not to laugh (to much) at so called artwork supplied to you in PowerPoint and Word.:laugh:

    Out of interest, do you plan/want to work for a design agency or a printer?
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    Aside from knowledge on tools, personal skills, and marketing skills - you need creativity. That's most important. People really appreciate creative works, and everything else will follow.
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    A designer must know all the principles of design which will help me to identify what design is appropriate to a customer's site. He also has to be flexible with the software and applications used in web designing. Because there are clients who want a particular software.
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    Apart from the software he has some creativity which impress the user, experience makes man perfect so always try something different.
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    I think you should know how to set up files to be printed, such as trapping spot colors and the appropriate steps for processing RGB and CMYK images. Other necessary skills: spelling and proofreading and special skills: listening and following instructions.
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    Creativity and good imagination.
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    Imagination, Eye for details and Talent. The rest is probably technical knowledge.
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    organizational and time management skill are the most important skill for a web designer.
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    There are a variety of skills that are essential to handling a clients or employers tasks proficiently and also have knowing the main design programs proficiently enough to carry out concepts for a designer.
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    only using tools in not enough for designing.web designer should have creative mind.
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    dAN lEE New Member

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    I am agreed aonly using tool is not enought you have to have some knowlage as well about how to use and how to creat
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    should be power full knowledge on designing tool like Photoshop and creativity.
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    I think A designer must have to follow the rules when he is getting in that moments as well and those are check the design alligment etc

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