If you’re fascinated by the differences between the fonts Times New Roman and Geneva -- or simply enjoy arranging photos on a page -- you may have a future in graphic design. One of the most practical paths for artsy people, graphic design requires not only a good eye but an ability to use the computer as a tool for achieving your vision.
Graphic designers work with type and images to create the look for CD inserts, books, magazines, posters, catalogs, and other products. Some also design websites.
“The biggest misconception is that good design is just a simple matter of making things 'pretty.'” Heather, Graphic Designer
Organized, creative, and computer savvy. You’ll have to stay up to speed on all the latest design software. Flexibility is also key: if your client wants purple type on a peach background, you’ll have to swallow your artistic pride and deliver.
“The only way to learn all the technical sides of working as a graphic designer is to get your feet wet by doing it.” Patrick, Freelance Graphic Designer