“Graphic design is my passion.” Before describing this phrase and telling you how to achieve this expression, I would like to explain what graphic design is? If you are a newbie in graphic design, then this article is gonna be fascinating for you and its surely gonna clear many confusions that are in your mind.
Graphic design :
Graphic design is a combination of two words first is graphic, and the other is design. I explain graphic as a visual representation of the object it can be a drawing, a symbol or lettering. And the design is simply a solution. So graphic design is a problem solving and a communication method in which graphic designers use typography, illustrations, and photography to communicate visually.
As a graphic designer, you are merely providing solutions to a problem through visual communication. I would give you an example here.
The above photo has a signboard that says stop. Now the man who put the sign wants everyone to stay there and not to enter his land. He must hire a graphic designer to make design for the board. The designer chose a white colour on a red background to make it most visible. The red colour is also a colour of warning so the board is telling you to stop and giving you warning that there can be a danger if you don’t listen. So it is visual communication.
Elements of graphic design :
Earlier I talked about colours now you must be wondering how colours can communicate? Well, graphic designing has some elements the designers use to communicate.
These are the most commonly used elements by graphic designers.
Types of graphic design :
Now we talk about types of graphic design
Artistic illustrations :
I keep this type on number one because this is most trending now. You guys must put some effort into this type. In this graphic designers and artist make designs for
- video games
- albums art
- digital art,
- the pattern for textile
- motion graphics
Marketing graphic design :
The next one is graphic design for marketing and advertising. Now, this type is undoubtedly the most used type of graphic design. Owners of different companies hire a marketing manager to make the best marketing strategies. And marketing managers hire the best graphic designers to create colourful designs. Examples of this type of graphic designs are
- Social media advertisement
- Magazine and newspaper ads
Visual identity or branding :
This type is the most profitable type of graphic design. If you visit any freelancing site, you will notice visual identity graphic designers are charging the highest among all other types. Companies hire graphic designers to do full branding of their company. Examples of this type are
- Stationary branding
- Social media posts
- Visiting card
User interface graphic design :
This typically means a plan through which a user interacts with a website or app. When a user opens a specific app or website. What visual elements he sees. Does he feel difficulty in navigation, or does he feel comfortable using the option? This all includes in the user interface graphic design. Examples of this type are
- Website design
- Theme design
- App interface
Packaging the products :
The next type is the packaging. In this type, the designer makes the design to print on products. This process requires expert knowledge of printing, that’s why I explained packaging as a different type. Example of this type are
- Food packaging
- Beverage cans
- Products boxes
- Medicines bottles
- Bags and containers
- Children toys
Environmental graphic design :
This is a type of graphic design in which graphic designers make the design to make the environment better. This type of designs clearly provides a solution. The example I gave you above about warning design falls into this category. More examples of this type are
- Museum signs
- Office branding
- Warning signs
- Public navigation signs
Motion graphic design :
Adding motions into graphic makes motion graphic. This includes audios, videos, gifs, and other online effects. Digital artists make motion graphics. This is a fancy type of graphic design. Examples of this type of graphic design are
- End credits
- Animated intros and logos
- Video games into
Publication graphic design :
As its names show, it is a type of graphic design that communicates with people publically. Like a design of the newspaper. A newspaper is sold in a large number of people, and its design falls into publication type. More examples of this type are.
- Annual reports
I explain graphic design in 8 types. As a graphic designer, you must know about these types, and you must be capable of making awesome designs in these types. But if you are starting now means if you are a newbie, then I would recommend you to study all these types and find out which one attracts you the most. Try every design and find out which type you are doing great then become master of that type. Later you can extend your mastery to other types too.
How to become a graphic designer :
Now the only question in your mind should be how to become a graphic designer. Well, you can take classes in art schools as every art school offers a course in graphic designing. If not, then you can learn it sitting home through youtube. This is what I did. If you have an interest in graphic design that you can quickly learn this at home, but the condition is you must have to practice it daily. Here are some fantastic graphic designing channels that I would recommend to you if you want to learn graphic designing.
I would say these are the best youtube channels to learn graphic designing. I used these lectures when I was learning graphic designing.
Graphic design is my passion :
“Graphic design is my passion.” This phrase is often used by graphic artists. If you are fascinated by art, colours, designs, illustrations, and drawings, and you want to do that all the time, then surely graphic design is your passion. If you are new in graphic designing than undoubtedly you won’t use this phrase. Because an appropriately skilled person can use this phrase.
When I used to learn graphic design, there were many open sources to learn. Like youtube channels where tutor used to say graphic design is my passion. Many profiles on Behance and LinkedIn have this phrase as an intro. I used to think would I be able to achieve that phrase.? Would I write graphic design is my passion in my Fiverr profile? All these questions and the answer was yes. It is possible if you never stop learning.
Keep learning and keep practicing and you gonna get what you are aiming for. Every design that you make should speak itself. It should tell some interesting story. It should catch everyone,s attention.
In last, I would say that keep learning and keep creating incredible designs. Take your passion to the highest level and become an excellent graphic designer. If you guys have any questions about this article, feel free to ask me in the comment section.