Graphic design is a very competitive type of job, but there are many who find a lot of satisfaction from it. If you are thinking of joining the ranks there are a few things that you should now. We will go over the things that we feel are very important in landing a graphic design job.
The first thing is to create quality work and build up a portfolio. Too many graphic designers show up at a job interview with nothing to show the boss. This is a big no no. With a large collection of art that you have created, it will be easy to select the pieces that you feel will speak to the firm you are applying at. It is also very important to research the job you are applying for and find out their design style. For example, if you are applying at an electronics firm, don’t show them work you did for a wedding. You need to match your work with the type of style and culture of the place you are trying to get a job.
Being educated and up with the times is also very important. What we mean by this is make sure you know how to use the newest software and keep up to date with changes. Too many designers are used to using older software which cannot do certain things fast enough. New software is usually updated to speed up processes and make them easier, which produces greater results and saves a company a lot of time.
Author: Scott Paul