Graphic Designing has always been something that a certain section of the community involuntarily associates with films and advertisement particularly limiting the scope and use to the 3d genre. Today, like any other day i decided to let me be the person who clears off such wrong intuitions and fortunately this decision takes form in physicality
Graphic Designing as a career option is today considered as a very viable and secure decision due to primarily four reasons
1. The advent of more diverse means of display channels
2. Creative Satisfaction
3. Outsourcing of creative studio works
4. Rise of the freelancing community
So let’s slowly delve deeper into each of the aforementioned pointers
More Display Channels--
Due to the stupendous growth in the methods of publications, both in ads and infographics, Graphic artists are a requisite everywhere. Therefore A niche crowd of talented and creative is in demand always for producing rich, beautiful and inspiring designs that suit the needs of the publisher.
Then comes a factor that predominately builds the base for the thirst of work ,that every artist has .Creative satisfaction can be adjudged to be the most important skill that every designer and gfx artist needs to realise .
~Build on it ~
Big studios are by the day, roping in more and more projects which most of the times are out of the managing boundaries of the Studio themselves, so thus they outsource the work
The major work being outsourced includes Gaming Projects and Films in particular .The large scale projects are divided into small independent workable sections and are sent out to small studios in other parts of the country or different countries all together, all in the process to make the workflow faster and easier and also cheaper
Freelancer.com itself speaks for a large volume of the independent work that is being done today in the field of graphic designing and this in turn has led to the generation of a new work definition for gfx artists.
Some artists prefer to work in the comfort of their living space and earn, and the free lancing model is very specifically made around this ideology. Clients requiring graphic work or designs per se ,post out their credentials and the work specification on freelancing sites and the artists signup for working on them .Though this model of work is something that has never got me moving ,there are dozens of artists relying solely on freelancing for their earnings
What all comes in graphic designing
Graphic designing is a very broad spectrum of 2d artwork that encompasses 3d model rendering, 2d composting, photo editing, photo manipulation, concept designs etc
How secure is it?
Designing has always had this motto of ‘good money for good work’ ,and that will always hold true .Studios nowadays ,with the influx of high production standard ‘,have a good economic capital to bank upon .So rest assured people. Money aint an issue
Skills you need to imbibe
Always keep an eye on some good design magazines and start referring to some good tutorials on the internet about the genre of 2d editing that excites you.Have a basic idea of proportions and a sense to judge beauty in various design works.Most importantly keep yourself aware about design trends and be involved in the community
Graphic Designing in India
Institutes offering a course in Graphic Designing are -
The course fees varies to a considerable degree here in India and the minimum you could most probably expect is around 2 lacs per annum .This is reflective of the facilities and coaching faculty the institute provides and also the great work stations they have, but yes those looking for something lesser might have a surprise in store for them .Though you could always go for an education loan