Graphic Designing Course

Course Duration : 4 Months (Monday to Friday - 2 Hours)

What is Graphic Design?

Graphic design is using images and lettering to communicate information and ideas.

What are the Working Days?

Monday to Friday. Extra hours are to be expected when deadlines draw near.

What Will I Be Doing?

Working on a variety of products, which will involve lots of sitting and long periods of working on a computer.

What is the Environment Like?

Generally, studio/office based or home based if doing freelance work. Some travel to meet clients may be required. Graphic Design Industry is divided into 3 categories

1- In-House

These are teams within large organisations, for example, publishers, retailers, universities, packaging companies and banks.
Advantages: Higher salaries and easier internal progression
Disadvantages: Generally, less creative freedom and variety

2- Agency

Teams that seek out and serve a wide range of clients, they may specialise in areas like advertising, corporate communications or just general graphic design.
Advantages: More varied work expected
Disadvantages: Potentially lower salaries and less internal progression

3- Freelance

Highly similar to Agency work, however, you will be entirely on your own. You will have to seek out your clients and complete the work yourself.
Advantages: Can pick and choose jobs that interest you the most
Disadvantages: Will be constantly looking for new jobs to earn your living

Course Outline
  • Branding exercises including logos and stationaries
  • Social Design campaign
  • Designing for packaging
  • Digital Painting & Matt Painting collection
  • Artworks for Advertising
  • Design Concepts & Symbolism through graphic design
  • Typography projects
  • Symbols & Icon Design
  • Design for Publications
  • Information Design
Tabs: Allows for Tabbed Content
  • A strong Portfolio of work is hugely important in getting into the business as it presents your abilities to your potential employer/clients.
  • Work Experience is nearly essential to get into the industry, as it will provide you with a reference and evidence of the work you have done, adding to your portfolio.
  • For any chance of progression, you will need a Foundation Degree, Higher National Diploma or Degree in Graphic Design or other art-related subjects such as Illustration, Fine Art, Visual Art, Photography, 3D Design, Communication Design and Film and Television. Most Graphic Designers will have these qualifications, which therefore makes progression without formal training difficult.
  • An enthusiastic and positive attitude will go a long way to helping you progress through the industry.
  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Flexibility
  • Developing concepts, ideas, rough sketches and design briefs in line with the client's needs
  • Strong knowledge of design programs, like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Corel Draw, etc
  • Working with a wide range of media including photography, illustration, computer-generated imagery
  • Ability to understand clients’ needs and find practical solutions
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong artistic senses
  • Keeping up-to-date with emerging technologies
  • Ability to multi-task on many projects at a time
  • Ability to cope with design rejection
  • Confidence in presenting and explaining ideas
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • The main route to successful progression is by developing a reputation, networking and making contacts.
  • Developing your career further depends on frequent job movement in order to widen experience and develop your portfolio. You need to think strategically about any moves you make.
  • Smaller companies rarely have a career structure, but they may have a better work environment than larger companies. You may want to go freelance/self-employed to progress your career.
  • Advertising agencies
  • Graphic design studios
  • Print & publishing houses (like newspapers, magazines, etc.)
  • TV & Multimedia production houses
  • E-learning companies
  • Website development studios
  • Web Design Studios
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