When it comes to design, one of the main concerns is that it should be aesthetically sound or pleasing. At the same time, is should effectively communicate the message you are sending out.
How does your target audience use your product or service? What were your past marketing efforts? Why did your past marketing efforts work, and why not? If you don’t know, that’s okay. Bring along your past marketing materials and ask your candidates what they think. This is one other way to assess whether or not you would like to work with a specific studio.
Where do I start? Start depending on the internet. Enter “graphic design jobs” into your favorite search engine and begin exploring. You’ll learn many various types of sites – almost all involve job searches by type of job and location. If you want to go for any of these jobs you will require your resume and portfolio. So be ready. Some will be standard job search sites and others will be professional organizations. Spend a while just looking through the sites and saving sites that you will want to return to. I advocate making a “graphic design is my passion jobs search” folder in the “favorites” or “bookmarks” section of your browser. Use this when you save the links you would like to return to.
Plan out your courses for what will best fit your schedule and lifestyle. If you want to start working sooner, work with school counsellors to fast track your graphic design program so you can start working sooner. If you wish to get more classes to expand your design knowledge (which never hurts anyone), you can also work this into your program.
Keep the Audience Close at Hand when your are designing your stickers. Use a common ground that you or your audience can work or identify with. Surely, you’ve done your fair share of the homework and know which colors work better with teenage girls, what language college boys use and the like.
The graphic designer faces the same situation. The Department of Labor tells us that the average salary for a graphic designer is just under $30,000 for employees with less than one year of experience. This is assuming that the designer has a degree in graphic design. The salary average goes up to almost $50,000 after 20 years. We can also learn with a bit of research that most graphic designers charge hourly rates that run around $80 an hour for their services.
When you finally decide which company to go with, do not hesitate to communicate openly about what you want, what type of graphics you want, how you want the website to look like and so on. Providing some of the tools, like photos, will help the company understand what you are expecting from them thus better results with your website.