8 Common Graphic Design Myths Revealed

July 18, 2009 at 8:53 am Leave a comment

Especially for students of graphic design, I highly recommend reading this great article from Creative Opera Design Blog.

Favorite part of the article under Myth #2: “Designers work long hours, under extremely tight deadlines, for demanding clients. We are expected to do design work, customer service, accounting, and sales. We are the ultimate multi-taskers, working on several projects at once , and we are expected to constantly come up with fresh creative ideas. Any designer who owns their own firm has all of the responsibilities of any other company owner. Just because the end product might be clever or beautiful, that doesn’t mean that a lot of hard work, sweat, and tears weren’t sacrificed for that end result. If you love design, you should do it. If you’re looking for an easy job, look elsewhere.”

Other concepts I found especially important include:

  • keeping up on the latest in design program technology and trends
  • knowing how to communicate and keep a good relationship with clients
  • not to try to compete with the price of the neighborhood kids
  • and to keep your mind open to many types of design work.

Once again, please check out the original article on Creative Opera Design Blog.

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Stephanie Scharf currently resides in Lincoln, NE. She attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is studying Advertising with an emphasis on graphic and web design. Her time is split between working on school and client projects, hangin' with friends, and "geeking out" by reading up on the latest in web and social media trends. For more information, please visit the About page.

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