What Skills Will I Learn as a Graphic Designer?

Graphic designers must learn many skills in order to be competitive in the workplace. They may work with film, print, or electronic media and each of these requires a specific skill set but all use computers and graphics software to some degree. Designers need to learn technical graphic design skills such as calligraphy and learning how to operate desktop publishing software. They need to learn marketing skills in order to create effective design concepts. They need to learn basic business skills which are useful for those marketers who go into business for themselves or work freelance. Graphic designers must also be good writers and will need to learn both copywriting and creative writing
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Latest Graphic Design Articles & News

Designers to submit artwork to wine label contest
Graphic designers and artists are now able to enter the annual Artist Series Wine Label Design contest for The Capital Grille, and can submit their creations until October 7, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Graphic designers fighting against new design opportunity at Huffington Post
The Huffington Post has recently issued a contest, asking graphic designers to create a new logo. However, the winning individual will not be paid for their design - they will only be recognized by name, rather than compensation, according to AdWeek.

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