There is a misconception about graphic designing; people think it to be as easy as a pie. Is it really so? For one, my mother makes great pies but doesn’t know a thing about design. On a serious note, designing is a professional field and requires specialization to perform. Working as a professional, one expects premium payment as well. Consider the case of doctors…why are they highly paid? It is because they are specialist of their respective field. If you catch a cold or a fever, you won’t be consulting a mechanic…would you?
Do the students in your design program have a student website or e-letter? Volunteering to help out can increase your feeling of belonging to the program.
This article “One Lesson Book – The graphic design is my passion meme” is all about explaining the most critical and important factor to design a conceptualized & significant graphic for highly demanding corporate design world.
What are the explanations they buy your merchandise or services. What pains do they feel in addition to what solutions does your product or service propose? What are the inherent payback to the purchaser of shopping for your services or products?
A: North-West University, Potchefstroom (Ci-Lab -Creative intelligence Lab). This institute is definitely one of the best in the country. I’ve been to a few design school exhibitions in Jhb, and nothing comes even close to the standard I was used to. I will definitely recommend North-West University. This institute usually walks away with the most Loeries and Pendorings each year. Watch out!
Well, now that you find work. What’s next? The target audience whom you are working for should be your omphalos. They are the ones who can make or break you. If your message is conveyed, then you win, your design wins! Always consider your objective and be clear on what your customer wants. If you have clarity in your thoughts, it will reflect in your work.
Don’t be scared, share your work. Share your vision. Share your passion with the world. You’re in the business to make money & make yourself known so let the world know.