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Category Archives: Design Education

10 Tips for Landing that First Graphic Design Job, Part II

Okay, you’ve got things prepared for the actual job hunt: your own goals, your resume, and a great portfolio. Now here are the next five of ten tips about landing that first graphic design job.

6) Be patient. The economy is tough, so don’t panic and start sending generic cover letters to all job possibilities if [...]

Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree, That Is the Question (Part 2)

Now that you’ve read about the pros of a graphic design associate degree, here are some of the cons you should know.
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Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree, That Is the Question (Part I)

A graphic design education can prove invaluable when applying for your first job as a graphic designer. Yet in addition to choosing from among the many graphic design schools available, you also have to decide which degree would best meet your needs: a 2-year associate degree or 4-year bachelor’s degree?
An associate degree usually qualifies you [...]

Design Career Profile: Environmental Graphic Design

Do you have the skills necessary to combine graphic, interior, architectural, industrial, and landscape design? Do you enjoy shaping the overall concept or feel of a place? Then you may enjoy a career in environmental graphic design.
What Is Environmental Graphic Design?
In this career, you could find yourself working in such diverse areas as creating the [...]

Choose Your Graphic Design Courses Wisely

“Graphic design” encompasses a wide range of jobs, each one demanding certain specific skills. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, graphic designers with experience in animation and web design should have the best job opportunities. So how do you prepare for those careers?
Multimedia artists and animators need the ability to draw by hand and [...]

10 Criteria to Help You Choose a Graphic Design School, Part 2

Here are the final 5 of 10 criteria that can help you choose a graphic design school:
6. Faculty Credentials: Review a list of the faculty at the graphic design school you’re considering. Where were they educated? What is their professional experience? Do they focus solely on teaching now or continue to work in either [...]

10 Criteria to Help You Choose a Graphic Design School, Part 1

Here are the first 5 of 10 criteria that can help you choose a graphic design school:
1. Curriculum: Review the entire program at any graphic design school you’re considering. Read through the descriptions of every course. Can you find courses that match your interests and career intentions?
2. Electives: Do you want to go beyond your [...]

What Graphic Design Degree is Right for You?

Most employers want to see a graphic design school listed on your resume because it guarantees you have learned certain skills. Yet a graphic design education can culminate in a certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree. Which one should you get?
Certificate: Some graphic design schools may not allow you to begin a bachelor’s degree program [...]

Do You Need to Know How to Draw or Sketch to be a Graphic Designer?

The short answer is no, you don’t. But in truth this question requires a more complicated response. Plenty of graphic designers have gotten jobs without knowing how to draw at all. Nevertheless, learning how to draw or sketch can be invaluable for three big reasons.

You have to be able to explain visual concepts and ideas [...]

Best Paying Cities for Graphic Designers

Should you relocate to make more money as a graphic designer? Or even look for graphic design colleges in specific cities to improve your employment prospects? Certain cities do pay significantly more than others.
If a high salary is your primary goal, then you should know the five highest paying metropolitan areas for graphic designers in [...]

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