Graphic designing is the visual presentation of ideas. Graphic designing is used to design advertisements for newspapers, magazines and product packaging. It is also used to design web pages and T-Shirts. Graphic designers are used to make advertisements and labels for products that are appealing and easy to understand by consumers. The field of graphic designing is continuously growing and if you are a creative person and bursting with visual ideas you should consider a career in this field.
If you are a person that starts thinking about the creative process every time you see an advertisement? Are you interested in designing websites that stand out? Do you enjoy reading comics and admiring the artwork? Then you should consider entering the field of graphic design.
If you fall into any of the above categories and want to be a creative of society then you should consider this line of work. You can start by enrolling for a Bachelor degree in arts or design. This could be a proper degree or a two year course. This is no to say you will not get a job if you have the skills. But the degree will teach a lot of the things that you will need to succeed as a creative artist. This includes using desktop publishing tools like Photoshop, PageMaker, FrameMaker, QuarkExpress, and Acrobat Exchange. You will also gain the added experience that goes with the internship that is a part of the degree.
Here is a list of the top ten universities in the United States –
1. Carnegie Mellon University
2. Virginia Commonwealth University
3. Rhode Island School of Design
4. Pratt Institute
5. Maryland Institute College of Art
6. Cranbrook Academy of Art
7. University of Delaware
8. California Institute of the Arts
9. Corcoran College of Art and Design
10. Drexel University
These colleges offer a four year degree in Fine Arts. You can also choose a course that runs for five years and achieves a degree of higher proficiency. A career in this field means you will need to consistently improve your communication skills. This is because of the nature of the work. You will have to sit down with the client and understand the client's requirements and translate their ideas into drawings and designs. This field requires constant hard work and you may find yourself working long hours, but the work will be fulfilling and satisfying.