How to become a designer
It happens sometimes that a person can remain without work. And there is nowhere to go, because all already taken, and you forgot to call. Well, that's disappointing, but not despair. There are plenty of occupations to learn which you can own. Now about the bread: how to become a designer. staying at home in your favorite chair and not attending lectures at the University?
First you need to decide what kind of specialization you want to master. It can be graphic, industrial and polygraphic design, package design, styling, web design, advertising design. We think that you will choose this direction for yourself. Some subsections are a branch of one section, for example, the design of packaging is a branch of industrial design.
The first thing you will need in order to become a designer — it is training program. approved by the Ministry of education. Find the method very difficult, but one who seeks, always gets his own way. With manuals easier to search the literature for subjects, and you will be able to allocate your time for learning, because they painted the number of hours for each subject. From the list is eliminate unnecessary discipline. such as history, foreign language, marketing, mathematics. I hope you understand what to study is not required. It is better to pay attention to psychology, because you have to communicate with customers, and computer design, because his technique is very often changing, so do not miss the novelty. Another tip: the history of advertising is very important for learning.
The next step is search for relevant literature. If you have drawing skills, you should be buying those textbooks, which are designed for University students. If artistic practice, then acquire the subsidiary literature, for example, "How to learn to draw." Becoming a designer is not only to master computer graphics programs, but also to show great zeal on a drawing, because the designer should be able to draw, though very good at drawing. You should buy some books on drawing and lessons, or a local artist. And the most important advice is to get as much draw.
More about computer programs. You are sure must learn several programs for vector and raster graphics. And then look for such programs that would correspond to the chosen specialty. Buy books that supposedly help you to master the program, not because it's a waste of time and money. It is better to download the video tutorials and practice. An illustrative example and the results will bring more, and you will learn how to use the program.
Educate yourself by checking with the training program. Some disciplines can not be learned without a parallel study of the accompanying disciplines. It would be nice if you attended university courses, because there you can solve some issues, and get a crust on the completion of the courses in graphic design. Such a pleasure will cost about $ 500, but it's still less if you were studying for 5-6 years in a university. And if you still take into account the costs of private lessons and all the attendant material: paints, paper, pencils, then everything will take 1000-2000 $. Agree, a year of hard work can bring more fruit than spending time at university with absenteeism and ignorance.
To become a designer without personal desire is impossible, since you don't want to be called a designer, but really want to be. Want to be the best — will have to learn constantly. because design - a piece of changeable, there are always new trends and requirements, and especially the requirements of customers.