Have you dreamed of a career in the creative field? So many people do, but hardly any of them do something about it. So what stops you becoming a graphic designer?
You have the creativity (even if you think you don’t), you have the desire, so let me give you 7 reasons to start recreating your career and start today becoming a graphic designer.
1. You’ll never stop learning!
Design is a discipline that never stands still. You will get to push your limits, add new skills and learn about new technologies and trends. You will never end up in a dead-end job piling papers from one side of the desk to another. Graphic design offers you a variety of fields to specialize in. Start tackling packaging design, app design or identity design. There is never a time to be still, and guess what, good designers are in demand, so be good and get better 🙂
2. Life is to short to be stuck in a job you hate!
It’s easy to get complacent. You get used to a routine, but at the end of the day you feel empty, unfulfilled. Your drawer full of crayons and sketch pads collects dust and you are just too tired to do anything but sit on the sofa and watch tv. Life is too short not to go after your dreams! You want to be a graphic designer, artist or just simply a creative person. Do it! You can! Now!
3. You get to flex your brain!
Designers are problem solvers. Each new project has a problem and your creative way of approaching it will help solve it. Brainstorm sessions, sketch marathons, all those things stretch your brain muscles and you will add more skills to your toolbox. No withering away of your braincells.
4. You get to make a difference!
Imagine your designs on store shelfs, in magazines, on t-shirts! You created those logos, images, that packaging! You designed that fundraising poster! Your creativity helps shape communities and your work influences consumers. It is a real thrill to know that other people out there are seeing your work, interacting with it and using it. And you can help making people’s lives better!
5. There is no dress code!
Office attire, grey colors, uniformity. All those things might be found in a cubicle setting, but often a creative job has the perks to show up in jeans or trainers! Baseball hats are your favorite? No problem, wear them as often as you want. And if your get to work from home, pajamas are a must, just don’t video skype 😉
6. You can work from anywhere!
If you are a freelance designer, you’re able to choose when and where to work. But even for the office job, things have been changing as well. More and more creative jobs have flex time and offer the ability to work from home a few days out of the week, or you get to even totally telecommute. This offers an excellent opportunity to balance your work/life situation. And it also means that if you’re a night owl and can work at 10pm rather than at 10am. No more sunken eyes and diminished productivity!
7. You can be your own boss!
In the beginning, when you start out as a freelance designer, you might have to accept every of work that comes alongs. But once you have some experience, you will be able to chose your clients and projects. This is empowering and the best part of being a graphic designer! It’s something to look forward to as well when starting out!
So what are you waiting for? Now is the best time to become a graphic designer!