Graphic Designer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Graphic Designer in Riverside:
"Portfolio is key."
Have a degree and great portfolio.

Graphic Designer in Atlanta:
"Always keep your portfolio up to date."
Learn new software, network and keep your portfolio up to date.

Graphic Designer in Santa Barbara:
"Do the work."
Design is work. Graphic design and the creative, applied arts can look simple and easy—glamorous, all fun and games—but it requires discipline and study like any other line of work. Embrace failure, keep at it, keep learning and keep doing.

Graphic Designer in Boca Raton:
"Practice makes perfect."
Work hard, pay attention to detail and be consistent. Keep learning new programs and practice makes perfect.

Graphic Designer in Los Angeles:
"Continue to update your skills."
It is very important to stay up to date on computer software. The Adobe programs are constantly being updated and it's vital that you continue to learn on the job and stay current with what the programs can do. It will help you to stay competitive and to compete with new graduates who are coming out of school with this knowledge.

Graphic Designer in Spartanburg:
"Ask more questions."
Ask questions, even if you think they're silly ones. And get everything in writing. Promises made verbally are rarely kept, or remembered by the person who made them. If an employer isn't willing to answer questions or put a basic agreement into place - think carefully about your choice.

Graphic Designer in White Plains:
The future is digital. Even if you love print design, be sure to be current in digital design.