Design school is a great place to develop new skills and learn all of the things that you will need to be successful. However, there are many things that you will never truly learn until you have been working as a designer for some times.As they say practice makes the man perfect, moreover try to get help in anyway possible so here are some helpful tips that you will not learn in design school.
Having a diploma will not guarantee you work
There are many people in the world who have diplomas and other certifications. However, not all of them aren’t actually working in the field, which they studied. The best way to find a job is to have an outstanding portfolio. This is what shows prospective employers what you are really capable of. Many people claim that they never need to show their diplomas to people when interviewing for a job.
Designing well takes some time
If you are studying, your teachers will no doubt give you enough time to properly complete your work. However, a boss or a client might not be so considerate. People will want the work done in as short a time as possible, and they will try make you work very quickly. If you do not give yourself enough time to properly finish a task, the quality might suffer. Be sure that you set realistic deadlines. This is easier to do if you own your own business, or you are a freelancer. If you have a boss who is trying to make you work too fast, explain to them that this might cause the quality to drop, and they should give you enough time to do the work properly.
Not everyone thinks designers are artists
Many people will not view you as being an artist. They just want you to help them sell more of their product, and win more customers. You should never give up on making your designs creative and artistic. However, if you want to do this, you might have to fight for it. The best way to do this is to educate your clients. Tell them why you should use certain techniques, and hopefully they will listen.
Dealing with criticism
In a design class, you will learn from having your work critiqued by teachers and other students. These people have more design skills than you, or they have at least some. However, when you are being told how to design by someone with no such talent, you might become a little jaded. It is never easy to handle criticism from clients, but you have to learn how to deal with it. Just take the advice with a grain of salt and try not to be rude or difficult.
Always create back ups
Many people do not fully appreciate this rule until they have lost all of the data on their computer. Once this has happened to you, you will understand why it is so important to keep back up copies of all of your data.