Graphic Designer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Graphic Designer?

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 Chicago:
"Graphic Designer/ Illustrator."
Pros: In the right atmosphere/ with the right people work is: fun and rewarding, You are always growing, always gaining more knowledge.
Cons: It can be very hard to find a good employer or really any work at all. Design and Illustration is very subjective. It is the first thing that gets cut from a company. Many people don't understand design and illustration -- your friends and family will have many misconceptions about what you do. Many times a marketing department is not treated fairly and you are over worked, under paid.

Graphic Designer in Livonia:
"Busy, deadlines, diverse and creative."
Pros: I like the ability to be creative and to find the right product for the right person.
Cons: Dealing with disorganized people.

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 Owatonna:
"Interesting."
Pros: Every Day is different.
Cons: Clients.

Graphic Designer in McMinnville:
"Graphic Designer."
Pros: I get to do what I love each day, and I truly could not ask for more! Plus, being around other "creatives" is wonderful! My day flies by with plenty of design projects, it's a wonderful career!
Cons: The lack of health benefits, 401k, etc.