Hi everybody! Welcome back to my channel!
Today we’re in this beautiful ukrainian coffee shop, drinking some coffee and talking about,
how to start being a graphic designer! Today I’m gonna tell you just a little bit
about graphic design, just a little bit, because that’s how much I know and that’s all you
need to know, if you want to start being a graphic designer. So, let’s get to it!
First, it all starts with an Idea – from your friends, from your parents or anybody
else. In my case, when a child I used to draw a
lot with pen and paper, but then I became a translator and didn’t draw for a while…
When I was almost 30, my life has changed and I realised that my true passion was drawing
and I wanted to express those drawing skills into the digital world.
And that’s how I had the idea to start being a graphic designer. I think it is the most
important thing you have to realise before you start being a graphic designer – is
to recognise you passion. So, next, once I’ve got my Idea – I had
to go to the next step, which is get to work! You have your idea – it’s time to get to
work! And some of you may ask me: Ok. I’m ready
to work, but how do I actually start it? Do I have to go to school?
And my answer is : – No. You don’t have to go to school. I mean, school is great, but
if you don’t have such a possibility – I believe in being self-taught. I belive, that
the best way to study graphic design is to learn it as you go, master it and practice
it right away. So, next question from you may be : Do I have
to quit my job to start being a graphic designer and again my answer is :- No. You don’t have
to quit your job. Now what I offer is: if you have a full-time job and you come back
home, you dedicate one hour a day for the next 3 months. What is 1 hour a day? You can
spend 1 hour a day just watching your favourite TV show or you can spend 1 hour a day creating
your dream job! So, how do you make it happen?
You take a notebook and you take a pen and the next step is to make a plan. You take
those 3 months and put, what actions you’re gonna take in those 3 months.
So, let’s say the first month is to learn Photoshop and that is your goal for the first
month. The second month is to learn Ilustrator and the third month is to create your first
design project. It can be logo design or just a simple poster design or anything else. And
that’s it! Now you have a plan for the next 3 months to help you start being a graphic
designer and you have steps to follow. Create this schedule for yourself and see, what happens.
My tip is make it all simple. Don’t try to do everything at once – just one thing a
month. And that’s it! So, if you’re still watching this video and
you still wanna be a graphic designer, I want to congratulate you on doing a start! This
is how I recommend to start being a graphic designer!
Let me know, if you have some questions or you need some help, because I’m here to help
you and I’m gonna see you next Tuesday! Bye!