How to start a designer career
Not every graphic designer has higher professional education. You just have 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 which direction to move further. Study the following programs: Photoshop, InDesign, CorelDraw, Illustrator.
Try to cover as much as possible all the stages of production and get practice in absolutely different directions. Do not forget that the work of a graphic designer in different fields requires a variety of knowledge. For the design of books and magazines, you must own the methods of work in QuarkXpress or InDesign. For the production of booklets, leaflets, business cards, you must learn the skills of Illustrator and CorelDraw.
Look for opportunities to test your 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, it's time to formalize your personal portfolio. Create also a page from the portfolio on the Internet, use the free services in the search engine or register your own domain. This will not only emphasize your versatility and professionalism, but also will have an impact on the image.
Since you are a graphic designer, take it seriously to making your own resume. It should be expressive and demonstrate your creativity, display style. Make your own business cards with an individually designed design.
Since you are just a beginner designer, find a job to begin with a lower salary, thereby compensating for possible risks and lack of experience. Accordingly, you will have fewer claims and demands, you will fully develop. Take on difficult work, do not be afraid, because this is the only way for successful and creative career growth. Master new methods of work and form the author's style.