Constantly honing the skills and staying on top of the latest technologies are of vital significance to a designer. Each tiny design may be a protracted trekking, from which you can accumulate precious experience that makes you can better take the next step. After all, Rome was not built in a day.
On this journey, everyone has their own choice, someone may give up while some other redouble their efforts and some may succeed while some other may fail, someone may get lost at the sea of design while some people just find the right path to success. Whenever you have free time, always look some designs made by the famous masters so that you can think more rather than chase blindly.
In addition to the design experience backlog, to become a successful designer demands a deep understanding of life. Every design is closely related to the articles of daily use, living environment, and individual’s taste. In a word, design cannot exist if it is divided from life. So you must learn what life is and how to live your life.
Extensively covering some other subjects is another principal component that leads you to be a successful designer. Since the range of design rang is very wide, you need to enrich your knowledge to unlock your creative potential. To some extent, you need to try to be a real jack of all trades. As a designer, your design works should win customers’ acceptance, peers’ identification and favorable responses from people in all walks of life. To make that, you are just not far from outstanding and successful.
The last but not the least, just spare no effort to learn how to use some common design tools:
Photoshop, a leader in digital imaging, aims to help you process and manage your shots by trimming image, transforming the color, making special effects, etc. Many static effects can be achieved by Photoshop while the dynamic effects can be easily realized with the Flash or ImageReady. Photoshop is integrated with the powerful image-editing tool that offers unlimited possibilities for creative expression so that every artist can use photography refined by Photoshop to express their unique perceptions and visions.
Publisher Plus, just like PageMaker, is a page layout designer for desktop publishing. It empowers you to quickly design and create any type of professional looking prints that you might need. With this app, it would be easier than ever to customize the designs of flyers, brochures, business cards, newsletters, adverts, reports, calendars, posters, booklets, etc. The latest version makes the seamless process more efficiently with lots of new functionalities and tons of improvements. When you need to add a large number of texts, column feature will help you much.
Illustrator is a vector graphics editor as well as a page layout creator. With it, users can draw personalized designs using vector-based images, which can scale to any size without losing quality. You can manipulate shapes to get a unique look. To make it better, use the option to fine-tune the coloring and shading of the shapes you created. People can easily use Illustrator to get some amazing illustrations and logos they want.
I believe that hold fast to your dream and focus on reaching your goal, then you can be a successful designer.