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Build a Graphic Design Career

So, you want to work towards a career in graphic design. Congratulations! As a professional graphic designer, it will be your responsibility to create eye-catching and share-worthy visuals.  

But how do you build a graphic design career? What aspects of graphic design can you specialise in? What experience do I need to be employed? 

The Strohacker Design School can answer these questions and many, many more!

Read on if you are ready to discover how to build a graphic design career!

Recognise The Basics

Every graphic design journey starts somewhere. When developing any new skill, it’s important to nail the fundamentals first. When it comes to the fundamentals of graphic design, there are a lot of aspects to get your head around. 

So what are the basic elements of graphic design? Colours, typography, shape, texture and space. Of course, these elements can be broken down further. Lines, images and weight all play an active role in the process of graphic design. 

These basics can be spotted everywhere. Take a walk through your local high street and discover the way leading retailers utilise graphic design. It’s not just retailers either! Graphic design is incorporated environmentally across the world – think signage.

Learn The Essentials & Get Job Ready

Unlike other industries, mastering the fundamentals of graphic design can get you everywhere. At the Strohacker Design School, we offer the most flexible, dynamic, job-focused design course anywhere in the country. 

We believe in getting our students job-ready for any junior-level graphic design job. Modules within our courses cover everything you need to know about graphic design and how to find your first graphic design job. 

Students also leave will the skills to confidently tackle any aspect of the design industry. As a part of developing a portfolio, students design: websites, product packaging, clothing designs, advertising campaigns, social media designs and much more! Check out our Instagram to see some examples!

This portfolio is available printed and digital and is an essential first step in building a graphic design career.

Your First Graphic Design Job

Now you’ve got the skills, portfolio and confidence to start building your graphic design career, it’s time to get your first job! Your first graphic design job will likely be as a “Junior Graphic Designer”. As a part of this role, you can expect a salary of between £22,000 – £28,000 pounds. 

Finding your first graphic design job is a vital first step in building a successful graphic design career. From the modules you complete on a Strohacker Design Course, you will have no trouble finding success when it comes to finding your first graphic design job. 

If you’re looking for more guidance on graphic design jobs we’ve already provided guidance on how to answer interview questions, how to overcome creative blocks and how to make a mood board. 

A career in graphic design doesn’t have to involve a salaried position. Freelance graphic design roles have opened up opportunities for graphic designers across the world! A lot of our students have learnt graphic design while they work and now complete graphic design work in their downtime.

Start Building Your Graphic Design Career Now!

At Strohacker Design school you can learn graphic design in just three months.

95% of our students go on to find long term creative employment, so what are you waiting for?

Be Job Ready!

Find out more about our online graphic design coursepart-time or full-time courses today.

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