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Graphic Design
Graphic Design
Skills You'll Need

Graphic design is a combination of fundamental art principles and technology that aids in the expression of those principles. Designers must use these tools to deliver visual message that will be understood by their intended audience.

We must embrace digital tools without losing sight of the purpose of graphic design. Designers must first and foremost have drawing skills, be excellent problem solvers and skilled craftsman who can execute their work with whatever tool, be it a pencil or a computer, needed to deliver the message.

Other skills and knowledge you'll need to be successful include:

  • Creativity
  • A strong sense of esthetics including an eye for color and detail, a sense of balance and proportion, and an appreciation for beauty
  • Proficiency in design software for page layout, vector graphics drawing, image manipulation
  • Digital photography
  • Manual art skills including drawing and sketching
  • Clear verbal and written communication
  • Flexibility to work as part of a team and independently
  • Professionalism
  • Intellectual Voraciousness and an ability to analyze, digest and then speak the visual and linguistic culture of their target audience.
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