Facing problems in graphic design is normal but finding a quick answer also remains a problem. Sometimes even the most gifted designers get wedged in a difficult predicament. Even if he does ever get out of the dilemma, the solution to one problem gives way to another.
To answer the most general questions people have in their mind concerning design, I have answered a list of FAQ's. The answers are based on my personal experiences as well as the answers given by other experts.
What is the meaning of Graphic Design?
It is the ability of creating novel ideas. It joins the creativity of fine art with the results-focused theories of marketing to create effective communication resources. Where graphic design varies from fine art is in its quest of fulfilling the client's purpose. Whether convincing the audience to support a public cause, helping a business attract customers or simply educating employees how to operate new computer software, every part of the design is intended to achieve a goal.
What are some common Design Degrees?
While there are many degree programs, it's imperative to locate one at a school with qualified design faculty, resources and a comprehensive prospectus that go with with your career objectives. The most common graphic design degree programs to become a Graphic Artist are an Associate or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.
What is the job of a graphic designer?
Graphics designers exploit visual vocabulary; concept, shape, illustration, photography, color, and fonts to make a wide array of communication projects. These projects may involve logo designing, advertising, annual reports, newsletters, publications, packaging, company brochures, business cards, other promotional items, website designing, sales related materials etc. By depicting their individual creativity, technique of fine art and market investigation, a graphics designer conveys the message to inform, persuade, and motivational audiences to action. We can say that graphic designers organize and develop the "look and feel" of the business.
Is Graphic Design a high learning career?
Even though, Graphic Design may not be the highest paying professions, but the prospects in this field are diversifying. Most designers should start with a salary in the normal range and find their satisfaction in the quality of their job. Some areas of Graphic Design do pay very well; with experience, many designers could earn a fortune.
What are the most common design software programs?
The term desktop publishing was originally formulated to describe Aldus (now Adobe) PageMaker and other professional designers referring to high-end page layout software programs like Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress. Additionally, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, FreeHand, and Corel Draw, are frequently used graphics software programs used for professional design work. There is no single best graphic design software program. There are, however, specific programs that are better suited for certain tasks than others. The above cited programs are deemed as standard; nonetheless, they are not the only options.
What is 3D Graphic Arts?
3D Graphic Arts (also known as computer graphic animation) employs computer graphics to generate realistic 3-dimensional images for computer and video games, web and movie animation. 3D computer animation techniques are more refined than 2D animation techniques since they create more realistic and smoother.
What are the potential costs in designing?
The potential costs linked with the development of various materials differ greatly based on the complexity of the work and the requirements involved. All clients are given a price estimate, which includes a break-down of the time of the work, the printing and production costs.
Why is it better to hire a professional designer?
Normally, freelancers are people with a limited amount of experience. They may work a full-time job and freelance (so they work on your project when they get a chance). Freelancers may not have a backup system or have a secure spot for your information. A professional designer will use the latest professional tools to create your work. The files produced are the kind that printers and web developers expect to receive in order to produce professional output. Moreover, a professional designer will consider contrast, color, proximate, repetition, alignment and typography when designing for you.
Which Interview questions are asked from designers?
How much experience do you possess?
Who is your favorite designer? Why?
How do you define graphics designing?
Which graphics designing software do you have experience using?
Where do you go for inspiration?
Is it essential to get my work copyrighted?
A copyright is a type of intellectual property that protects the maker of an original, novel and creative work against duplication of his effort. When someone creates a new original work, he or she has already, in theory, secured the rights for that work, simply by creating it first. The quandary is that copyright which is not officially registered are difficult to protect lawfully if someone else tries to steal the idea; so copyright owners enroll them to further protect their creations.
What makes a great design?
Although the answer to this question is quite debatable but in a nut shell a design is successful when it appeals to the observer and evokes a reaction. That might be a person deciding to purchase a new product. It may be an emotional response, such as laughter, or even shock. A good design must communicate the intended message successfully.
My purpose for answering these basic questions was to clarify the ambiguous concepts occupying the minds of up and coming graphic designers.