Here’s a quick overview of how to become a Graphic Designer.

Who is a Graphic Designer?

– An expert in the visual design and    graphic arts fields. – The graphics produced are primarily    used in print, published, or electronic    media, such as flyers and adverts.

Step 1: Stream to select

It doesn't really matter which stream you opt to study, although Humanities and Science are preferred

Step 2: Certification Courses and Project Courses

– There are a lot of online courses    available that will help you analyse that    for yourself. – California Institute of Arts Graphic    Design course through Coursera – Graphic Design Foundations: Layout    and Composition from LinkedIn    Learning

Step 3: Educational Requirements

To develop aesthetically appealing and well-structured designs, understanding how to combine lines, colour, shape, space, texture, typography, size, dominance and emphasis, and harmony.

#5  Design Softwares (Technical Skill)

Developing the skills, specific diploma courses, certifications, or an academic degree in graphic design will lead the way forward.

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Diploma Courses

– Diploma in India can be as short as 8    months and go upto 3 years. – In Delhi and New Delhi, ADMEC    Multimedia and INSD both offer graphic    design diploma programmes.

Under-Graduate Courses in India

– B.Des (Bachelor in Designing) - 4 Year    course – B.Sc in Graphic Designing - 3 Year    course – B.A in Graphic Design - 3 Year course – Certificate Courses - Few Hours to 1 Year

Under-Graduate Courses Abroad

– Graphic Design BA (Hons) - 3 Years – Bachelor of Fine Arts Graphic Design - 3    Years – Bachelor of Design - 3 to 4 Years – Graphic Communication BA (Hons) - 3    to 4 Years – Short-term Diploma Courses - 3 Months    to 1 Year

Step 4: Job Preparation

As a graphic designer, there is nothing more important than your portfolio to get you a job. Here are few tips on what all to add in yours

#1  Freelance Projects

It is a good way to build your portfolio as it might include a variety of projects you have been a part of, implying the variety of skills you possess.

#2 Internships

Either work for a charity during your bachelor's degree or secure an internship. Both techniques are effective for showcasing your work to potential employers.

#3 Online Presence

You can also create your own online presence. This might include your own Linkedin page, Instagram page, or a portfolio on Behance.

#4 Participation

Participating in competitions or awards also works. And winning them is even better.

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