Graphic design is a unique skills that can take years to master. With the easier access to tools such as Photoshop. Most people think it’s really easy to become a good designer. Though you might be able to do some basic work after few hours of practice, it really takes years to master the craft of design and to produce top quality work.
If you’re looking for a new job in graphic design, it’s essential that you evaluate your designing skills and see where you stand. The competitive is very high when you get started. So you need to stand out from the crowd and invent a unique way to present yourself. There are now online services that you can use to showcase your skills such as BeHance. Alternatively you can upload your best work to your website and present a like to that site as a portfolio.
Also if you’re applying for a full-time or a part-time role, ensure that you spend some time to design your resume. When all the applications look boring and the same, your application can stand out from the crowd because that you took just a few hours to design a quality application. And the best part is, once you design your resume, you can use it many times again.
When you’re showcasing your client work, you’ll usually have to get the client’s consent. Most clients are happy if their designers can showcase the work, because that means the designers are proud of their work. However there are some companies who don’t like the employees to show the designs as their work. This could be for corporate or personal reasons. In either case, you should honour the requests of your client or the company.
There are many places to find a graphic design job online. There are sites such as Monster.com, indeed.com for U.S. based designers. For Australia there is Seek.com.au. Search for a popular job portal in your local country, because you’re likely to get you better results. For example, if you’re looking for job vacancies in sri lanka, you can try DreamJobs.lk. Doing this will save you a lot of time that you might be wasting in jobs that are too far for your physical location.
After you get a job, always try to stay updated with the latest design trends and the new tools used. This will help you to always stay ahead in your career.