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How does one improve one's “design eye”? [duplicate]

I am not a graphic designer -- if I try to draw a straight line with a ruler, it bends -- but I am definitely a fan of graphic designers and of what they do. Inasmuch as you must have some inherent ...
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What are reasonable market expectations for entry-level graphic designers vs. entry-level web designers?

I am teaching graphic design/multimedia at the college level as well as freelancing on the side. We've been discussing among colleagues and wondering what is expected on average for graphic designers ...
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What's the best career path / entry-level role for someone aiming to be a creative director? [duplicate]

I wold like to get into the design industry and would like to work my way up to Creative director. I have also considered art director. What entry level jobs would you recommend to get there and what ...
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FizzBuzz for graphic designers?

Is there some kind of test equivalent to what the FizzBuzz test is for developers, for graphic designers? That is, a short and simple question/task that can be asked/assigned just to determine whether ...
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How to practice designing on my own

I am designer with 8+ years of experience in Designing websites. I am currently facing a down phase in my design skills. It seems like my design skills are going nowhere. It seems like I have to make ...
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Are there any tangible benefits to becoming an Adobe Certified Expert?

I've been doing a little research into improving my skill set and I thought it could make sense to take the test, becoming an Adobe Certified Expert. For those unfamiliar, The Adobe Certified Expert ...
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Completing or offering a dying art form

I ask these questions to know what some would do when faced with an art form you have experience with but it is being replaced by better technology. I shall use two examples: Bending neon is a great ...
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How do I learn to be creative?

I've been a programmer my whole life, and now I've found that I really need to start designing my own stuff. I know how to use Photoshop in and out, but I just can't create anything nice. I often ...