It needs a lot of talent, skill, hard work and patience to be a successful graphic Designer. All these characteristics are equally needed to become successful in any other professions be it doctor or teacher. But a graphic designer who want to be successful in life should have the capability to work under extreme pressure from the clients, and have to submit the project maintaining the deadline while offering the best design. The designer should have the ability to gather information from various sources, and keep him or herself updated with the latest trends or changes in the designing field to produce the best design for the clients.
Always be Positive
Always think positive. Never ever in your life think that you will not be able to produce the best or will not be able to meet the deadline. Being creative is a talent that is inborn. Sketching, painting or drawing are the skills that you need to work on. Because these are the skills that are not inborn and you need to acquire them by practicing hard.
Passionate towards your job
Most of us specially those who are into creative fields intends to do what they love doing the most. Therefore, it is necessary to decide whether you really love the job of a graphic designer before choosing it as your career. Ask yourself whether you can spend hours after hours just in sketching something on papers or on your PC or whether you can spend lots of bucks on buying books on designing just to become a great designer. If the answers of all these questions are ‘Yes’ then you have the potential to become a great graphic designer.
Habit of Researching
Research is one of the most important habit to become a great graphic designer. You need to buy a lot of books. But only buying books will not help. You need to flip through the pages and read in detail or study the work of other successful designers in the worlds. Try to analyze their design and think about the reasons or the qualities that has made their designs famous across the world. Try to input all those qualities in your own designs. But do not blindly follow them. Try to incorporate your own style of designing with those styles to make the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary designs. If not book then try search through the internet to get yourself updated with the latest happening in the world of graphic designing.
Scare of rejection
Sometimes we get afraid of getting rejected by our clients or seniors or employers. Initially it may become tough for you to get a foothold in the industry as a graphic designer as this field is quite competitive. You need to approach your potential clients may be you get rejected initially but once you get a project and complete it within time and if your client is satisfied you will get a good break in your career. Do not feel dejected if you get rejected after your very first approach. Try to prepare yourself better and go for the second chance as soon as possible.
Equipment does not prove your capability
There are many graphic designer who frequently cry out saying they could not taste the success as they could not get the opportunity to use hi-end techniques. If you do not have the capability of producing a good artwork then there are no techniques or equipments that can make you a great graphic designer. Techniques like heavy duty mechanical pencils, or computer and tools just help you to present the designs in a better way but the basic design skill is completely depends upon you.
Carry paper and pen
As a creative person you should always carry a pen and a paper with you. You never know when the unique idea or design will come out from your mind. If you carry these things you can promptly sketch the design or the idea for future use.
About the Author:
The above article is written and edited by Roxanne, who is a freelance writer for various blogs and communities including Infographic Design Company. In her free time she writes articles related to designing, social media, visualization and anything that is related to them.