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What’s it really like to be a graphic designer?

Answer by A Quora admin: Marius Nedelcu

It’s quite awesome to be a graphic designer. You get do what you want and you’re paid for that. That’s the cool short answer. You also have a responsibility; The client comes to you with a real problem and you have to solve it.

When you met the client you have to pay attention and understand what his business is about and what are his goals. After all, your duty is to create artifacts that bring that imagined better future closer. Being a designer is getting organized in almost every aspect of your life. If you want to have a life you must doit. Your success depends on it.

A designer is culturally aware. He knows about the last movies what exhibitions are in town, often he stops to watch(and maybe touch) the posters, he’s a lover of beautiful and well made objects. Study never stops for him. Every new project brings new challenges; to be able to met the demands he always has to conduct research, this makes him learn things that are not necessary about design and that only to be able to come up with a valid concept.

As a designer you must also master your tools, develop a style and be able to articulate your ideas clearly. A designer is a polymath. A designer is a scientist conducting experiments.

What’s it really like to be a graphic designer?

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