We currently live in the age of endless possibilities. The only place limitation exists is in our minds.
In age and time, it’s possible to be a graphic designer in less than a week and even get a job in less than a month if you put your mind to it and put in the hard work also.
The pandemic has made the acquisition of skills so important that it is a must-have to stay relevant in this time and age.
And the good news is that there are tons of resources and tools out there for anyone to become anything you want.
What is graphic design?
Before we jump right into it Let’s, first of all, understand what graphic designing is. Graphic designing is basically visual communication with typography, iconography, illustrations, images colours and so on.
The amazing thing about graphic designing is that communication can go beyond languages and words. You don’t have to be Spanish to understand a message in a design, it’s universal.
For example, take a look at this simple design:
when Paris was in chaos and war.
Graphic designers used their skills to pass the message that peace should reign.
The letter “A” represents the Eiffel tower in Paris.
REASONS TO BECOME A GRAPHIC DESIGNER
1.BOOST YOUR MENTAL HEALTH: If you are a graphic designer you are going to be always creating graphics and you will become more creative as time goes on and creativity contributes to your mental wellbeing and that improves your life.
Let us look at some other benefits of creativity:
- Expression and self-awareness
- Stress relief
- gives you a sense of purpose
- Improves your ability to focus
- Compel you to be a life-long learner
Just the creativity alone is worth it even though you don’t want it as a career. Let look at more reasons
2.IT WILL ALWAYS BE RELEVANT: Our dependencies on technology keep increasing and that means there will always be the need for graphic designing because the graphic is inseparable from the digital world
3.FLEXIBILITY: As a graphic designer you can work from any part of the world as long as you’ve got your internet connection and your laptop. You can even choose the type of project you want to work on.
4.SOURCE OF INCOME: It’s like you will get paid for having fun and the better you become the higher your value. Freelancing gives the opportunity to work on different projects and that means an extra source of income.
We’ve seen some reasons to be a graphic designer now let us see how we can be a graphic designer in less than a week
HOW TO BE A GRAPHIC DESIGNER IN LESS THAN A WEEK
There are a lot of concepts and tools to learn how to use to become a great graphic designer. And being a graphic designer means you have to learn and practise a lot. In this article, we learnt that the fastest way to learn anything is by doing.
To learn anything you need to get your hands dirty. Practise gives experience and experience is the best teacher.
to become a graphic designer we can head on to this website called CANVA.
Canva is a website where you can design anything like infographic, logo, banner, business card, wedding invitation, birthday card and even social media designs like Facebook covers, Instagram post, Twitter post and many more.
and also, there are a lot of templates to get you started on your journey on being a graphic designer. And what I love about this website is that it’s pretty easy for people like me who don’t have an eye for designing
There are more than enough tools in there to get you started.
The site also has tons of tutorials that will teach you about graphic designing and if you really put your mind to it and put in the work you will become a graphic designer in less than a week.
It has never been this easy before. You can even start to make money because there are lots of templates you can edit and give to a client and you will learn as you go.
You can start with a free account but I recommend the pro version if you want to be serious about it and you can make a career out of the website
you can sign up for pro version which is better and affotable for the tools they are offering.
You can sign up with this link
Nothing good comes easy, it requires a lot of hard work, patience, consistent practise and more to be good at anything.
Fortunately for us, it has never been this easy before to learn a skill and acquire knowledge because the resources are out there for very low cost or no cost.
I use Canva for all my designs and it saves me a lot of money – I don’t have to hire graphics designer, I will just pay myself – and it also saves me from the headache of thinking too much of how to design because they did all the heavy lifting for us and you can use it to make money by selling the services to other people.
I”m working on creating a youtube video for this blog post so we can really see the practical aspect of things. And please guy if you know of any other website like Canva please comment in the section below so we can all learn together.