What is a Career in Graphic Designing?

I think Graphic Designing is a great Career option. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Graphic Designing actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Graphic Designing. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Graphic Designing, when I came across: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171120-0006/Arts/Graphic Designing/Career-in-Graphic-Designing/english

Aarti Uppal's perspective!

Aarti Uppal is an experienced professional with 18 years & 6 months in Graphic Designing. Aarti Uppal has worked in Graphic Designing as Owner in Easel Ideas. In Aarti Uppal's own words, this is how Aarti Uppal got into Graphic Designing: "After doing my schooling, I did my BFA from Govt College of Arts, Chandigarh and MA from Punjab University. Thereafter, I worked as a Graphic Designer for Cosmopolitan Magazine and The Studio. I was always passionate about art and started my own design studio named Easel Ideas in 2002."

Career Video on Graphic Designing

In a video, Aarti Uppal has talked about various aspects of a Career in Graphic Designing. Aarti Uppal started by explaining Graphic Designing as: "Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving using one or more of typography, photography and illustration. Graphic designers create and combine symbols, images and text to form visual representations of ideas and messages. Uses of graphic design include corporate design (logos and branding), editorial design (magazines, newspapers and books), way finding or environmental design, advertising, web design, communication design, product packaging and signage." The video was an engaging disposition.

It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Graphic Designing, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Graphic Designing. Aarti Uppal touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Designs
  • Colour Psychology
  • Typography
  • Latest Technology
  • Printing Processes

Aarti Uppal then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Graphic Designing:

  • Creativity
  • Drawing
  • Visualization
  • Time Management
  • Team Management
  • Communication

Aarti Uppal believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Graphic Designing:

  • Not Monotonous
  • Your Own Boss
  • Networking
  • Monetary Benefit

And, Aarti Uppal believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Graphic Designing:

  • Payment Schedule
  • High Competition
  • Ever Changing Technology
  • Client Handling
  • Physical Fitness

In the final section of the video Aarti Uppal talks about How a day goes in a Career in Graphic Designing. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Graphic Designing, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20171120-0006

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

  1. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170328-0002/Arts/Graphic Designing/Career-in-Graphic-Designing/hindi

  2. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171005-0002/Arts/Graphic Designing/Career-in-Animation-&-Visual-Effects/hindi

  3. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170710-0002/Arts/Graphic Designing/Career-in-Creative-Designing/english

  4. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171117-0001/Arts/Graphic Designing/Career-in-Graphic-Designing/english

  5. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170617-0002/Arts/Graphic Designing/Career-in-Media-Graphics/hindi

  6. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180319-0003/Arts/Graphic Designing/Career-in-Visual-Designing/english

  7. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180911-0002/Arts/Graphic Designing/Career-in-Graphic-Designing/spanish

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