Career in Graphic Design

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#1 Posted by Lawnboi (2650 posts) -

I am in my 11th year, so its time I decided what I wanted to be. I have ALWAYS wanted to be a graphic designer, I have a good idea with Photoshop and stuff. I wanted to know if I could go in there with minimum experience? I am not the greatest drawer ever, but I am not the worst. Will I be blown away by class mates?

#2 Posted by ZeRo-ZeN (2865 posts) -
first off do you mean Graphic Designer or Graphic Artist?
#3 Posted by fiscope (2426 posts) -
Woot! Me too, although I am leaning more towards the digital aspects of art, as in gaming and websites and such.
#4 Posted by Lawnboi (2650 posts) -

Woot! Me too, although I am leaning more towards the digital aspects of art, as in gaming and websites and such.fiscope

That is what I want also!!

#5 Posted by ZeRo-ZeN (2865 posts) -

[QUOTE="fiscope"]Woot! Me too, although I am leaning more towards the digital aspects of art, as in gaming and websites and such.Lawnboi

That is what I want also!!

websites and gaming is a world of diference which would you rather focus in?
#6 Posted by Lawnboi (2650 posts) -
[QUOTE="Lawnboi"]

[QUOTE="fiscope"]Woot! Me too, although I am leaning more towards the digital aspects of art, as in gaming and websites and such.ZeRo-ZeN

That is what I want also!!

websites and gaming is a world of diference which would you rather focus in?

Gaming fo sho

#7 Posted by stu_godd (538 posts) -
if you practice drawing and photoshop and stuff as often as you can you should become avarege at it in a year or so.but your still young so have plenty of time.and try to do computer based art as much as posible
#8 Posted by forgot_it (6756 posts) -
You're not going to get anywhere with minimum experience. You need to show off what you've done and it probably wouldn't hurt if someone reputable will vouch for you. It's also a very filled field so getting a job would be kind of hard unless you can do something that seperates you from the rest.
#9 Posted by ZeRo-ZeN (2865 posts) -
[QUOTE="ZeRo-ZeN"][QUOTE="Lawnboi"]

[QUOTE="fiscope"]Woot! Me too, although I am leaning more towards the digital aspects of art, as in gaming and websites and such.Lawnboi

That is what I want also!!

websites and gaming is a world of diference which would you rather focus in?

Gaming fo sho

alright you need to know (master) photoshop, illustrator and maya (maybe flash) study architecture and anatomy (human and animal) keep on taking your figure drawing classes good luck
#10 Posted by ZeRo-ZeN (2865 posts) -
also get a summer internship THIS YEAR
#11 Posted by stu_godd (538 posts) -

and BTW geting into the games industry is very hard and you need to be very very very very very very good.websites is much easyer.

also im doing a course in new media(websites,photo manipulation and some 3D modeling)

#12 Edited by saragomsa (14 posts) -

Why would you get blown off my friend? Everyone is at time new to something like when your classmates would have also been new at time when they would have started this career. It do feels awkward something I know we are humans but be determined towards your goals if they bully you stay chill a time will come whey the same people will be forced to you appreciate you. I also got bully but now this is what I have good earning sites.

#13 Posted by Iszdope (10129 posts) -

^

Me chana bad bully is hate!

#14 Posted by TheFlush (5565 posts) -

If you want to get into gaming, I'd suggest you learn 3D modelling and animation and you need to develop your spatial awareness. Prepare to be an asset designer, because if you want to be a concept artist you have to be insanely good (also at drawing) and vacancies for jobs like that are incredibly incredibly slim.

If you want a career in web/online design you'll need to educate yourself in graphic design, compositing, interaction design, typography and iconography, but above all you'll need to get really good at commercial communication and conceptualisation. It's all about interpreting the end-consumer's needs and balancing the right communication with them by using correct focal points in your work. online design is NOT about making things that only look pretty.

I don't know how old you are, but there are great schools that can educate you in those fields.