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My Experience as being a Graphic Designer.
Hi Guys! As most of you may know that I've recently (September 19th, 2018) graduated from my college campus with my Bachelor's in Bachelor's of Fine Arts Graphic Design. However I'm stil looking for a job in my field. There are always going to be struggles with my career. If you don't know, Graphic Design is the most Competive job that is out there, thou any job will be competive to get, but being a Graphic Designer is the most difficult when you have many other designers competiting for the position and sometimes you may get picked or someone else will. I mean if they got pick they obviously deserved it. While in college I've made a lot of friends that are in Graphics Design. Honestly I loved making friends that were in my field of study however they were also my competition. Some I won't even call my competition because there work was questionable. However there was atleast 2-3 girls that are my competition and still are to this day. One of them she is my number 1 competition but I really love her style, however we would talk a lot about what we like and our art style and give each other feedback which to me is the reason why she's ranked number 1 on my list. You'll get Harsh critiques I can't tell you how many times I've gotten critiques or seen others get mad over critiques. When someone critiques your work, critiques are there to help you improve your art work, I've seen so many students totally avoid them because they take it to personally or they don't think that they need them. You'll get better at handling as you go on, because I've gotten praised on it before, at my first internship, it was the most harsh critique I've had however he was more surpirse at how composed I was to understanding it, and I explained that the school I go to help prepare for these moemtns because they're going to happen. Interviewing Skills You'll get a lot of interviews . If you aren't that good thats ok, you work on those skills through practice, also your artwork will speak for itself as well when they see your portfolio work. My college had help practiced with these skills as well, when asked "what skills have you acquired working at your current job" I had working at my school, my first response was "I didn't have any".....don't say that...a year and a half later, I actually got better and had said "I have good customer service skills, planning out our schedule, answering tech support questions" etc... It jsut takes practice and time, and don't be afraid to ask for help. Finding a Job Finding a job isn't that difficult believe it or not. However My location isn't a good plave to find my position. I live in Michigan, and if you know Michigan....its known for the automobile and professional buisness. Honestly Michgian isn't really known for a creative state. I suggest being open to traveling to a different state that you have a higher chance at getting a job. Computer / Software Computer: My advice is to not ask someone what computer they should get. either way of a PC or a MAC they're both good for design work. It personally comes down to your personal preference of what you like. For me I like both PC and MAC I like MAC's becuae they're more user friendly with Graphic Design than a PC but I can work on both platforms. Software: The Software that Graphics Designers use are Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. You can pay monthly or yearly for the programs however if you have the money to buy the programs then I would do that it would save you lots of time and money when you have the full software. Want to know More? Here is a YouTube video I found for Graphic Design Major & Career if you're interested looking at. Anime Obsession Tag Crew! Please let me know if you’d like to be added or removed. Thanks {A} - @AimeBolanos @AnbuRose @AnimeFreak484 @AnimeLove300 @animerg13 @AustinThurston @assasingod {B} - {C} - {D} - @DragonShaow @DripDrop {E} - @EmilyPeacock {F} - {G} - {H} - {I}- {J} - {K} - @KingHamura {L} - {M} - @MorganAlys {N} - {O} - {P} - {Q} - {R} - {S} - @SimplyAwkward {T} - {U}- {V} - {X} - {Y} - {Z} -