The age old question which is better between these two paths. Well, let’s break it down with a few simple questions for you. Do you love to draw? Can you use your imagination to think outside the box and create something out of nothing? Are your friends asking you always to create something for them because you are the best in your group?
If the answer is yes to half or most of these questions, then you might have a prosperous future in the Graphic Design career. The Graphic Designers are in charge of creating visuals to meet the requests of the commercial or promotional needs of the people who hire them for the job. In short the job involves creating graphics, images and typography to present the idea or product.
Usually, the job boils down to creating logos, random displays, packaging styles, etc. But that is not the half of it. A Graphic designer has to put the art first! Once you are given a task, the ideal thing would be to follow the rules i the task but also to let your imagination create the image for you. The trick is to design what you thought up, but in such a way that people like it and want more of it.
You will have to be enthusiastic, as there will always be more work for a graphic designer as long as no task is too hard for you. But the most important is to know before you start designing how it will communicate the assigned idea to the audience it was meant to be made for.
There are many skills that you will need in this field, but as they keep changing and upgrading every year, we will list just the basics. Adobe Creative Suite and variations similar to this program is a must. Next, you will need to have a concept in development and enough marketing knowledge. And lastly, the art has to have a direction.
On the other side, we have the Web Design. So what can we expect to find in this field? Well, web designers typically do a bigger job than the graphic designers do. The Web Designer is in charge of creating and modifying everything on the website, which also includes graphics, all the content, the performance of the site and the capacity.
In short, there is a lot of coding in addition to everything else. As a Web designer, you will have to think how the art side of the web page can support the technology aspect of the site.
As we mentioned there would be more coding in general, we will list the programs you will need to understand in this field. And the biggest thing over the graphic design is that you will have to get better over time in everything you do.
The trick is not just to make the site visually beautiful, but to also make it highly functional and easy to use. The essential programs that you must learn here are:
– Web application development
– The UI design (user interface)