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By Eric Fleming
For students interested in the field of graphic design ,there are a few things to know about the career. The first is that although graphic design is a highly competitive career, it is expected to grow along with the population. Second, before signing up for classes or coursework, understanding the necessary skills , required training and the day-to-day activities of a graphic designer will all be information necessary for making a smart, informed career decision.
What Does a Graphic Designer Need to Know
There are many skills necessary for graphic designers ,many of which have nothing to do with graphic design at all. For instance, many graphic designers work from home or on a contract basis (working solo, and not as part of a company's in-house design team). For those designers, financial skills such as billing and hour tracking are important parts of the job, although not necessarily the most fun. In addition, communications skills are paramount. Communication often occurs over the phone or via e-mail. Getting to the core of what your customer is looking for in a design or logo is incredibly important. It will lead to fewer redesigns and, ultimately, to happier clients or employers.
Of course, most of your workday will be spent designing commercial artwork. Even here, you can focus your skills on any number of areas. Graphic designers can, in the right situation, specialize in Web design (including HTML, CSS, PHP, Flash and Photoshop work), desktop...