Things To Know Before Journey as a Graphics Designer
Graphic design is really combining words, shapes, form, and color to communicate an idea. When I started out in school, I thought graphic design was about layout, and I thought great, I get to put some nice typography with some nice images and move them around on a page. When We look A Nicely Designed Product/Banner/ poster/ packing Covers/wall art, that was the part that made it exciting, all of sudden, it wasn’t about layout anymore, it was about ideas.
Now one thing I like to think about graphic design, when people say, “Well can it change the world?” is yes, it can, and it doesn’t change it like working for Green Peace and saving whales, but it does change it in terms of you do a good job and it makes a company more successful, that’s the real point of this, is to help others succeed, that’s the core of graphic design, we work other individuals and companies and help them along a little bit, kind of make their lives easier to sell a product or communicate an idea.
Now that idea can be in the service of a branding exercise, a poster, information graphics, television, broadcast graphics, title sequences, you can do interactive design, experience design and figure out the way someone actually moves through the space and how they interpret that information. The media isn’t as important as the concept itself and that’s where good graphic design really takes hold, smart ideas that communicate a clear message and do it with skill and craft.
It’s important to understand there is an actual process and take it step by step. You’ve got to learn how to sketch, how to come up with ideas, how to draw, how to use typography, how to work with color in new ways, and those are all basic skills. The first thing I do on any project is sit down and start sketching. I can’t jump into something without a good idea, and that’s the process that we all learn. From there, you can move on to more complex ideas and more high-end tools, that basic part is something you’re always gonna return to. And be patient. It takes time, and it takes practice but if you go through Steps below it will be a life Easier Process.
- Creative Thinking
The creative process will vary depending on what you’ll be working on.Research where you’ll gather all of the necessary information you’ll need to refer to when you’re working on the project. Ideation, the fabulous creative bit where you start to generate ideas and work up various designs until you have a solution agreed with the client, and production where the designs are turned into the artwork that will be used digitally in print or both.Ideally the creative brief for a project would be developed by the client and designer together which is usually the case, but not always. And you may be given a prepared brief or may even have to write your own. But it is important as it forms the definition of the project and gives everyone involved, something to work to.
- Layout & Composition
Elements shouldn’t arrive on the page or in any other design space by accident. Layout and composition are one of the fundamental skills you’ll need to master in order to become a proficient designer. Placing things in relation to one another establishes a hierarchy in your design and allows the viewer to be guided around it in a way that should not only be functional, but pleasing.The wireframe drawing here is establishing the layout of a magazine advertisement. Using various layout principles for dividing up the design space and placing elements within it, you can see how the finished ad is composed by using type, color, and image elements to present that visual hierarchy that guides you around the ad. In this chapter, we’re going to be looking at some of the guiding principles of layout and composition.
- TypographyTypography is the word used to describe the artist selecting and arranging type to make his display legible, easy to consume, and appealing. It’s an essential component of the graphic design skillset, and you’re going to need to develop an understanding of at least the essential typographic terms and conventions. You’ll discover it has a language all of its own that’s evolved over centuries, and it’s still in use today even in our digital world when we’re talking about type. You don’t have to learn it all at once, though.
- Color TheoryColor is a fundamental element of our lives. Understanding how to use it for visual communication in a variety of contexts is essential for designers and artists. This course is about learning how to use color, not only to create more effective designs, but also to tell a story. Illustrator, professor, and author Mary Jane Begin explains how color intertwines with brand identity, how it affects the mood of a piece and directs the viewer’s attention to areas of interest, and how it can connect images or create space between elements. She removes the mystery surrounding the color wheel and color relationships; shows how to layer, mix, and digitally alter color; and use light to integrate temperature, translucency, and contrast.
- TexturingA digital workflow is great. It allows us an incredible amount of creative flexibility that previous generations of artists could only dream of. But with new methods come new challenges. And when it comes to creating digital design, the look and feel of the work can often appear too clean, too sharp, and too perfect. This is caused by the precision of digital workflows. Design in general was never so precise prior to the computer being introduced to our industry.
- illustrationIf you’ve ever thought your illustration skills to be somewhat lacking, it’s never too late to add drawing to your toolkit. In this course, Von Glitschka breaks down the fundamentals of drawing—specifically, digital drawing—by taking you through how to work with Adobe Illustrator. He shows how to work with different drawing tools in Illustrator; covers drawing fundamentals such as how to work with light, shadow, and texture.
- Image implementationwords and images need to react to each other with meaning, they should do the same with composition. When we look at a composition, we see this, a grouping of headline, text, and a rectangle. However, the reality is this. The rectangle is not a flat shape, but an image with content and form, and these forms contain the lines, volumes of color, scale, and important content.One solution is to echo or mirror the shapes in the image. The layout doesn’t need to be exactly the same. It’s a gesture that points to the relationship. Or one dominant and strong shape within the image can be used as a device to guide the placement and style of the typography. Here, the orange sofa dictates a headline with the same color and similar space.
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