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Unique opportunities for Electrical Engineers turned into Graphic Designers

If an Electrical Engineering Graduate with no job experience learns and starts doing image Graphic Designing on Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign etc, what unique opportunities in Graphic Design ...
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How to master a typeface?

If you want to improve your typographic craftmanship an reoccurring advice is to stick to and master a few typefaces like for example Helvetica, Caslon or News Gothic. This was, for example, a common ...
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Which are the skills and digital skills related to Graphic Design that should be included in a resume? [duplicate]

If I do graphic design and I want to include on my resume a list of digital skills that indicate my proficiency level, how would I put this, e.g.: is it better to write: 1) a list of softwares and/or ...
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How to guide an employee to improve his graphic design ablilties?

I am CTO at a small-medium software development company with a few ages history. I carry RRHH selection, teaching, and internal promotion. Until yesterday we just had developers and design was driven ...
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Is motion/animation part of graphic design?

I work with a few design studios with mainly graphic design experience. Nowadays more and more they are asked for motion and non-static solutions. I wonder. Is that out of their scope? Should they ...
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Specialization in Graphic Design - niche vs. generalist

I don't have coding or UI/UX skills, and in today's mobile-focused world, I'm wondering if I need to bite the bullet and learn this stuff. So far I've been able to specialize in non-coding graphic ...
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How can a junior developer switch career path to design while still earning?

Don't know whether asking this here is right or wrong. But i desperately need an expert's advice. I always have a very passionate interest in career in Visual effects. I am from a below poor level ...
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What are some of the highly skilled, niche areas in the graphic design industry?

I am a programmer (hobbyist), and without that specific purpose or need, I ended knowing things in areas which I call "obscure areas" (since I don't know a better term). I mean, areas in which there ...
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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 a creative director role. I have also considered art director. What entry level jobs would you recommend to get there ...
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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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What kind of interview questions should one expect at their first design job interview?

If you were interviewing for your first graphic design position, what kind of questions should you expect? The posting is fairly vague, aside from the assumption of basic design skills.
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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 ...