How to start a design career
Not every graphic designer has a higher professional education. You just enough to have a special education, in accordance with the profile of the future work that can be obtained, completing courses in design and computer graphics. At the end of training you will have full idea of in which direction you continue to move. Examine the following programs: Photoshop, InDesign, CorelDraw, Illustrator.
Try to cover as all the production stages and get some practice in completely different directions. Don't forget that the job of graphic designer in different areas requires a comprehensive knowledge. For design of books and magazines you have to own the techniques for working in QuarkXpress or InDesign. For the manufacture of booklets, leaflets, business cards you must possess knowledge of Illustrator and CorelDraw.
Look for opportunities to try their skills in all projects and lead on them into account, as practice is ideal for gaining experience. If you have mastered all the necessary programs, accumulated enough courage and experience, it's time to arrange personal portfolio. Also create a portfolio page in the Internet, take advantage of the free services in the search engine or register own domain. This will not only emphasize your versatility and professionalism, but also will affect the image.
Since you are a graphic designer, take care to write your own resume. It should be expressive and demonstrate your creativity, show style. Make yourself a business card with individually crafted design.
Since you are just a beginner designer, way to get started with a lower salary, thus you compensate the potential risks and lack of experience. Accordingly, you will have fewer claims, you will fully develop. Grasp hard work, fear not, because this is the only way for a successful and creative career. Learn new methods of work and match the original style.