Graphic designers produce visual notions, by hand or using computer applications, to convey thoughts that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers.
Working in graphic design is a dream occupation for most creative people, but there are a few key skills you'll need to develop before you can successfully work in graphic designing.
First and foremost, most graphic designers want creativity. It's hard to come up with new ideas and innovative designs if you do not understand how to tap into your creative tools. Figuring out ways to keep your mind sharp and your thoughts fresh will help you triumph in a design profession. You do not necessarily need artistic skills to land a job in graphic design, but you are going to need an overall comprehension of basic artistic elements to help translate that to the computer.
Candidate must posses at least a Bachelor's/ College Degree, Art/ Design/ Creative Multimedia, Advertising / Media or equal.
Knowledge in Adobe Flash, HTML and Photography will be a plus.
Highly creative, flexible, work under pressure, self motivated, responsibility in addition to being a fantastic team player.
Mature and capacity to work independently with minimum supervision.
Must be detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines.
Creative, capable to convey one's thoughts visually, verbally and in writing.
These days, it is not unusual for graphic designers to likewise be designers. Much of what you see on a site was created by someone with graphic design abilities, and a good deal of designers also hold enough knowledge to utilize HTML and CSS. Adding web layout to your portfolio is only going to increase your odds of landing a graphic design job.
Understanding what a client wants from a design is the secret to creating a successful product. It might be hard to speak with customers who don't understand constraints or the ideal terminology, so you will need to be patient and learn how to genuinely know what a customer wants for their design.