If you go to design school you will take numerous courses on design theory, type, layout, journalism, photography, etc. Then if your program is like mine you will take a semester in Photoshop, one in Illustrator and so on. So much knowledge that you will use every day of your graphic design career. It is actually pretty fantastic.
Once you graduate, you have to continue to learn, understand new programs and trends – A graphic designer is a life long student. I am always reading blog posts, books and magazines and attending seminars and organization meetings to keep up to date.
Today I came across a blog post by design shack that had some really great information on design. It focuses on how to design for print vs. web. I thought it was a pretty good read and wanted to share. Enjoy!
If you missed it, I have talked about a few basics here on my blog:
- Shades of black and what the differences are.
- What are those designers talking about. A list of all of the different file types and some design buzz words.
- Will you take my picture. This had tips and tricks of photography as well as some great photographers that I love to follow.
Never quit learning!