Graphic Designer

@maz1207 (221)
Malaysia
September 29, 2011 3:18am CST
Hi, is anyone here work a a graphic designer? Is graphic designer have the same task as logo designer? Can a people with graphic deign certificate do logo design? which is the easier?
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• Malaysia
29 Sep 11
hiya maz! i'm a multimedia designer which means i'm a designer for multiple media...like DTP (desktop publishing - usually for print material), web design, graphic & illustration and also 2D animation (motion graphics & visual effects)... from what you're asking, both are relatively the same. once you have a base in graphic design, you can branch out to any which way you want to....as long as you're comfortable doing it. at the end of the day, creativity is the most important factor that keeps a designer going. without creativity, you won't be able to perform the best that you can, and then you won't be in much demand, which would result in less and less job opportunities.. to me, the easier one is always the one that i'm comfortable with and which allows me the freedom to express my own creativity. when i get stifled by too many policies & regulations from the client's side, it becomes a hassle and a big challenge to perform my best....because the creative aspect is being restricted in so many ways.. get into a graphic line that you're really comfortable with....then you'll see how fast you can grow as a designer
@maz1207 (221)
• Malaysia
29 Sep 11
Hi Mario. It's amazing to be one of a graphic designer. How much is the fee for this course? How long does it take?
• Malaysia
29 Sep 11
hehe....it's a nice vocation, but the amazing bit comes with hard work & perseverance the cost of a formal graphic design course varies according to country & institution. but there are also many many informal ways for anyone to learn. check out this website (http://www.lynda.com/) there are a lot of tutorial videos and resources there, from the basics to intermediate and advance....i think that if you can get a good grasp of what is being taught in those tutorial videos, you'd be well on your way to being a good graphic designer some day
@maz1207 (221)
• Malaysia
1 Oct 11
Hi, ok. Thank you for your help. I hope i can get through these tutorial.. ;)
29 Sep 11
Graphic design is a wider subject than logo design, though the latter is included in the former as the first respondent noted. Logo design also includes aspects of marketing with colour choices (avoid brown, use blue; that kind of thing), brand recognition and so on.
@maz1207 (221)
• Malaysia
1 Oct 11
Hi, ok. I get it now. so, if i learn graphic deign i will learn to use the basic color use in logo design too.
1 Oct 11
I don't know about that. I guess it would depend on the course but it seems logical.
• Indonesia
29 Sep 11
it almost same, buddy. if you can use the software, you can easy to do it. depend to you, which one easy.
@maz1207 (221)
• Malaysia
1 Oct 11
what software are commonly use? how many space in my computer do i need to install it?