How to start a designer career
Not every graphic designer has a higher professional education. You just need to have a special education, in accordance with the profile of future work, which can be obtained by completing courses in the direction of design and computer graphics. At the end of the training you will already have a complete idea of the direction in which you will continue to move. Study the following programs: Photoshop, InDesign, CorelDraw, Illustrator.
Try to cover as much as possible all the stages of production and get practice in completely different directions. Do not forget that the work of a graphic designer in different areas requires diverse knowledge. To design books and magazines, you need to master the techniques of working in QuarkXpress or InDesign. To make booklets, flyers, business cards, you must master the knowledge of Illustrator and CorelDraw.
Look for opportunities to test your acquired skills in any projects and keep track of them, as the practice is ideal for gaining experience. If you have mastered all the necessary programs, have accumulated enough courage and experience, the time has come to arrange your personal portfolio. Create also a portfolio page on the Internet, use free services in a search engine or register your own domain. This will not only emphasize your versatility and professionalism, but will also have a great effect on the image.
Since you are a graphic designer, take seriously your own resume. It should be expressive and demonstrate your creative abilities, display style. Make your own business cards with individually created design.
Since you are just a novice designer, find to start working with a lower salary, thus you compensate for the possible risks and lack of experience. Accordingly, you will have fewer claims and requirements, you will fully develop. Take up hard work, do not be afraid, because this is the only way for successful and creative career growth. Master the new techniques and form the author's style.