A Day in Life of a Graphic Designer
Isn’t the word Graphic designing has always fascinated us? Don’t we always pretend How cool this job would be? Ever we wondered what keeps them charged and enlightened, aren’t they caffeinated art-savvy?
Yes, actually there’s a lot to think about when it comes to a Graphic Designer, they are living beings to give vision to the visuals, makes things alive with their pleasing Art knowledge.
You can easily recognize an Art-savvy because they carry an aura, a feel, an attitude as well as a funny gesture which is so full of life.
If you think “Are these lines actually related to any Graphic Designer” then I’ll say yes!! A graphic designer really works so hard to achieve his or her profile. It’s not an exaggeration if we say they are mentally sound and are equally good in academics as they apply communication and calculation both in a concept.
From student life to a beginner, from a beginner to little experienced, from experienced to master, the journey actually squeezes you [in a positive note :)] to create a Graphic designer with a unique style that will reflect in your work. However, they always have to be updated with time to maintain a balance with the latest trends and styles which is absolutely unavoidable.
A graphic designer as an individual is not enough to work. They share a bond with content writers, art directors, clients, etc. and it is a collaborative effort though there are many things that designers do all alone.
“Life of a designer can be related to the solar system and that designer is a sun in the center, surrounded by below mentioned things like various planets including comets such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, CorelDraw, Art & Sketching, etc., that produces creative results like the comets produces a visible atmosphere, passing close to the sun.”
Let’s start writing about a day in graphic designer’s life - Not so typical but a formal start of the day till the end is expressed here.
Emails, Queries, Pending Check-list
Usually, the day starts with signing in the Gmail or outlook to check if the mail list got a tail length if the client had questions or seeking updates, etc. All of this ignites a spark of work and prepares a designer mentally to go through a long day.
They are Assigned a Task for the Day
Whether they already have a hand full of tasks but “a new day comes with new responsibility” is the perfect theory of their life. Every work has a guideline and even a short span task sets a discipline.
Coordination with Peeps and Clients
Working along with ideas and details of the given task, designers have to make coordinate with colleagues and clients to understand their demand, requirement, the aim of the project, specifications, advertising standards, Marketing strategy, etc. to prepare an outlook of Mockup.
Processing the Creative Work
Finally, the designer is promoted one step ahead to grease up his/her own head with all the collected details and the cerebrum catches a spark to perform wisely thus multitasking quality of graphic designer starts coming out. A rough work followed by color then the final layout is given with the help of required applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, CorelDraw, Art & Sketching, etc.
Revision till Final Approval
A graphic designer is not allowed to relax until he gets approval. This does not mean that they work like robots, it’s the mind that can’t stop working till finalization. He presents the work to the client to get an opinion on colors, layout, logo, images, typography, placing, etc. As a team, they can be directed to a new aspect and adapt variations as well.
Stuck with the Desk for Long Hours
Even being stuck for longer, designers never ever get a disconsolate frame of mind because they love creative work and no-doubt they learn to have patience, dealing with critics, unreasonable choices of clients yet they don’t feel grueling. A good designer is meant to be a great learner as well, they put their heart and mind in a project to nail the result but it is a time taking process that goes on even when others sign-off.
Coffee, Music, and Art - the Lifeline of a Designer
Graphic designers have to work for longer to meet the deadline and this is the reason that they are burgeoning towards options such as coffee, good music, and art to stay energetic, creative and keep going. Most of the creative people are caffeinated Saludos al café (cheers to coffee), even most of the designers are trolled for these habits but this actually works.
Ending the Day with Lots of Pin-prompts
Once a part of the task or sometimes a complete task is over, they forward it to the Art directors and client for review. If it is ready, designers have to prepare a ready to print file, also they organize tasks for the next day. You will love a graphic designer’s desk, full of fluorescent prompts, colorful pencils, blank sheets, pens, etc. Though this is absolutely not an easy job but a very colorful, alive and enjoyable one. “Going home feels great after a long experimental day.”
It was all about the days in graphic designers’ life and how they deal with it. They are productive because of their collaborative efforts, inventive brainstorming, task execution along with the prerequisites, essential skills such as curiosity, time management, and communication can make the living art, making someone's dream come true.
We can never admit if it is the easiest job options but with skills, practice and practical approach along with patience, knowledge, and creativity this is possible and worth learning. You get paid as much as creative you are and with a lot of freedom even if you work as a freelancer yet you will be stuck to the desk.
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