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Happy Thursday peops!

We were all there once, new to the design profession, new to this beautiful world of aesthetics, new ambition young designers.
What would be your number one #TIP for those newbies?

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Absolute number one? 

Empathy.

Care about what you're doing and care about who you're doing it for. If you can't get fully behind your work, it WILL SHOW. That includes when you're practicing, because practice is caring about your future work and ability.

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On 3/10/2022 at 9:31 PM, imagination7413 said:

Absolute number one? 

Empathy.

Care about what you're doing and care about who you're doing it for. If you can't get fully behind your work, it WILL SHOW. That includes when you're practicing, because practice is caring about your future work and ability.

That's an interesting one, totally agree

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I'd recommend picking up a copy of Meggs' History of Graphic Design book and reading the whole thing. It was super inspirational to me. I had been designing for quite a while before I read it and wish I had picked up a copy years earlier. The book gave me an insane amount of context on where so many of the conventions in design that I had seen my whole life and incorporated in my work work were coming from.

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On 4/14/2022 at 2:59 PM, stream26 said:

I'd recommend picking up a copy of Meggs' History of Graphic Design book and reading the whole thing. It was super inspirational to me. I had been designing for quite a while before I read it and wish I had picked up a copy years earlier. The book gave me an insane amount of context on where so many of the conventions in design that I had seen my whole life and incorporated in my work work were coming from.

That sounds like a great tip! I will take a look at the book myself.

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1 - Allways take some courses online, improve yourself. Its too easy to find classes and courses, and mostly cheap or free too.

2 - Dont stay in the same place if you are the best designer there. Go somewhere else(figuratively) where you are not the best, and climb on the top via learning from others.

3 - Try to get away from your comfort zone, try some new art styles, new brushes, new templates. You dont have to master them, but it will improve your overall design quality to see different things.

4 - Dont be afraid to do mistakes, remember the bob ross lectures.

5 - Show your works to people who you think will be honest with their opinions.

6 - And for the painters, take a look at what you are drawing with a mirror. Seeing your piece horizontally rotated helps to see the mistakes.

7 - Find some music to inspire yourself while working. In my case, depending what im drawing, i will listen to the music to live the ambiance of the concept of the drawing.

I guess what im tryng to say is; challange yourself, criticize yourself and improve yourself.

Edit: I just realized that you asked for one. Well 😃

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The most important tip for me is that you have to find an specialty that you like and improve your skills at.

I mean "Logo design" is a "category" but hand writing logo is a "specialty" 

That mean if you wanna be a hand writing logo designer, you need to have deeper understanding about typography and skills of calligraphy. 

then you will be a professional. 

designing softwares become easier year after year and anyone can use them now. so ask yourself what difference between beginner and pro. 

beginner always think that he can do any type of design once he know how to use tools. A pro has a specialty that he can do perfectly.    

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I would say it's pretty important to always be conscience of real world design. Observe and analyze design that you see in daily life. Almost everything is a visual communication. After awhile you will develop a sense of design that comes more naturally. 

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Hello,

I am working since 2010 as a main career Graphic Designing and Motion Graphics. I like to tell newbies be always new, think new, reseach new,  update every day not only virus guards and software, Mostly you want to update your thinking pattern to the next level. if you miss a day you missed lot of updates in this field. try something new always. find way to give what they asked, what you want to create think out of the box. you will be the next master in creativity. I hope you all the newbies Important this way to grow your design experience. 

Thanks

Tharaka from dewa logos

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