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1: My Career that I want in the future is to be a graphic designer. I choice this because its something I love to do, and I wouldn’t mind doing it for the rest of my life. Graphic Designers: $NA (National Range: $32K-$56K) . I am trying to follow the steps off of this website. http://artbistro.monster.com/benefits/articles/10865-5-steps-to-becoming-a-graphic-designer?page=1 Step One :The Right Degree Sure, there are a few exceptions, but most Graphic designers have a bachelor’s degree — preferably one in graphic design or fine arts. Luckily, there are a multitude of colleges, universities and design schools where these types of programs are offered, both on campus and online. Don’t have time for a bachelor’s? Eager to get started? You can still break into the field with an associate’s degree or a certificate in graphic design, which is also a great way for those with a bachelor’s in another field to learn the technical requirements. Regardless, make sure the program you undertake includes classes on computerized design, as well as an emphasis on new and updated computer graphics and design software. Some of the courses you might take as part of a bachelor’s degree program include art history, page layout, interface design, design principles, electronic imaging, production, typography, and web design. With this being said I applied to the Art Institute of Raleigh Durham and got accepted. From here I will be moving to the school living on campus and also getting a job because, school don’t pay for it self which leads into my second belief Regardless, make sure the program you undertake includes classes on computerized design, as well as an emphasis on new and updated computer graphics and design software. Some of the courses you might take as part of a bachelor’s degree program include art history, page layout, interface design, design principles, electronic imaging, production, typography, and web design. With this being said I applied to the Art Institute of Raleigh Durham and got accepted. From here I will be moving to the school living on campus and also getting a job because, school don’t pay for it self which leads into my second Step Two: Let’s Get Technical If you’re looking for a job where you don’t have to keep up with an ever changing suite of software programs, graphic design may not be for you. If, on the other hand, you’re someone who loves to stay on top of the latest developments in desktop publishing tools and design software, then graphic design may be a perfect fit. Whether you take training courses or learn new software on your own. Either way, one of the best ways to ensure you’ll be in demand with hiring managers is to demonstrate that you won’t require training in popular programs like Photoshop or Dreamweaver, or languages like HTML/CSS or Javascript.

2: Since I am open person this shouldn’t be so hard for me to accomplish. I love learning about bettering my self and this makes me up for the challenge. Step Three: Be Observant The best advice to give a prospective graphic designer is to absolutely immerse yourself in the world of graphic design. Don’t just focus on design trends you like — the ones you don’t like can be equally important! Check out the differences between advertisements in newspapers, magazines, web sites, and every other form of media. Another way to make sure you’re up on what’s hot is to join design forums (like ArtBistro!). Joining online communities is a great way to stay up on the latest trends and see what your peers are working on. It’s also a great place to network. Being observant doesn’t just pertain to consuming media, either. A key skill any graphic designer needs is the ability to listen to your client and translate their vision into the dynamic artistic message they’re looking to convey. This seems to speak for it self. Step Four: Develop Your Style The idea of Step Three isn’t to become a graphic designer who can copy several styles, it’s to gain enough knowledge to be able to create your own style, which is vital in the world of graphic design. However, the true way to develop your own unique style is to practice, practice, practice. The best possible scenario is to create high quality design work that is immediately recognizable as your own, and the only way to do that is to constantly hone your craft. Usually, finding a distinct artistic voice is a gradual process that will come naturally the more you push your own boundaries. Last but not least Step Five: Put Together Your Portfolio(s) Here’s where your creative talents are allowed to shine. While all artists need to create and maintain a resume, the only way prospective employers will know what you truly have to offer is to show them visual evidence. Like everything in art, there is no perfect way to assemble a portfolio. However, there are a few rules you’d be well advised to follow. First, make sure your portfolio contains a variety of different styles and projects. A one-note portfolio, regardless of the quality, will project a graphic designer with a rigid skill-set who may not be able to work with many clients. Second, go for quality over quantity. Just because you submitted something in the past or made money from it doesn’t mean it truly represents your artistic skills today. Make sure to get feedback from a trusted source before allowing employers to see it. Third — and this is the hard part — you can’t just create one portfolio anymore. Don’t look for work without copies of your portfolio that are printed, online and on a DVD or CD. Also, don’t forget to include a unique (self-created) logo, a bio, a tagline and links to any websites or social media pages you want the hiring manager to be aware of. It’s time to put your best foot forward. Check out these sample portfolios to get an idea of what others have done. First Portfolio Example Second Portfolio Example

3: Third Portfolio Example While these five steps create a great template for pursuing a career in graphic design, there’s no substitute for actual design experience. Take on as many projects as possible, and practice as often and as long as you can. Like many things in life, the most successful graphic designers are the ones who can demonstrate talent that rises above the rest. With the right schooling, a critical eye and great work ethic, you can become the kind of graphic designer agencies and businesses are vying for.

4: The car I would love to have is a ranger rover I love how comfortable it makes me feel and they way it rides. When I was younger I always wanted something like this and since I will be making money like that I will be able to get itc

5: The house I favor is this house I want something different yet pretty this house is both. A style of creativity.

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