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GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Key Skills

WHAT SKILLS WILL I NEED TO HAVE TO DO THIS JOB WELL?


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Arul D'costa

Arul has almost a decades experience in the field of art and design. In his initial years, he worked as a graphic designer at Quadrum Solutions, and now works as the associate art director at SOTC travel services.

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This is all very exciting, but here are some things you’ll need to learn to do the job right:


ARTISTIC AND TECHNICAL SKILLS

You should be excellent at drawing to be good at this job. You should also know how to work on design software like Photoshop, Illustrator, etc., to create your designs. Art, graphics, fonts and patterns should be your first love! You must stay updated on the latest developments in your field. Say a new software is introduced; learn everything you can about it.



CREATIVITY

Creativity is the driving force behind your work. It helps you come up with original, innovative ideas. You should also be able to understand what your clients want to communicate and suggest creative ideas accordingly. You must know how to apply your creativity and channel it well.



TIME-MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Graphic designing is a deadline-based job. You will often race against time to finish your projects. Just when you think you are done, you might want to make minor or major changes. Allocate enough time to all your projects and finish them in time. It will help people trust your ability to deliver.



COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Too often, people have great ideas but don’t know how to communicate them. Don’t let that happen to you! When people come to you for help, you should know how to explain your ideas to them.



PEOPLE SKILLS

You will work with various people from different work backgrounds. They could be copywriters, executives or even clients. To create good work and keep clients happy, you should know how to work with them all.



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