Day 2 – How to be a graphic designer in 2023?

3 Min Read - By Brian Wong

How did you find our first article? Yesterday, we showed you how you can become a content creator. Today, we are exploring ways you can become a graphic designer in 2023.

The field of graphic design has been growing rapidly over the past few years and shows no signs of slowing down. As technology advances and the world becomes increasingly digital, the demand for skilled graphic designers increases.

So, what will it take to be a successful graphic designer in 2023?

What’s Continuum

Continuum is a global vocation school for the next generation of graphic designers. Through our web and mobile apps we provide free, actionable education to aspiring graphic designers, primarily in developing countries.

Continuum’s Mission

Our mission is to become the go-to global vocational ecosystem for the next generations of global citizens and digital workers.

Continuum’s Vision

At Continuum, we believe that building the obvious future includes creating a world where education is not only free, but people are paid to learn.

We recognize that an educated populace is essential for a more equitable, safe, and thriving global society. Thus, it is in the best interest of our society to prioritize education for all. Removing the financial barriers to entry is the first step.

Let’s return to today’s topic: How to become a graphic designer in 2023?

Developing Creative Thinking as a graphic designer

Creative thinking is the cornerstone of graphic design. In order to create visually arresting and effective designs, a graphic designer must be able to think outside the box and come up with unique solutions to the problems presented to them.

This means being able to come up with creative ideas on the fly, as well as being able to take feedback and criticism from others and use it to improve upon their designs.

Technical Skills you need as a graphic designer

Graphic design is a highly technical field, and in order to stay competitive in the industry, a graphic designer must stay up to date with the latest software, tools, and techniques.

As technology advances, graphic designers must be prepared to learn new programs and skills in order to remain competitive.

Continuum is a company that specializes in partnering with the newest startups that are developing tools for graphic designers. By providing courses on their product, these startups can aid graphic designers in understanding how to use their tools to further their careers. Not only will the courses give them an in-depth look at the product, but they will also be able to gain valuable insights into the industry and how to best utilize their skills.

Growing Communication Skills as a graphic designer

In addition to being creative and technically skilled, a successful graphic designer must also be able to effectively communicate with clients and colleagues.

Being able to clearly explain design concepts and ideas, as well as being able to listen to feedback and criticism, is essential for a successful graphic designer in 2023.

Conclusion

As the world becomes increasingly digital and technology advances, the demand for skilled graphic designers will only continue to grow.

Continuum offers a wide range of courses related to graphic design on our website and our app, all of which are tailored to help you get started in this exciting and creative field. Whether you are looking to learn the basics of graphic design or to expand your knowledge and hone your skills, we have courses that can guide you in the right direction.

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Brian Wong
Brian has experience managing communities for web3 startups, DAOs, and NFT collections, leading social media efforts for SMBs, as well as working in film production, and talent management roles. He is based in Singapore.