How To Start A Career In Graphic Design

Becoming a graphic designer is the dream of many. However, for various reasons, it is not always possible for everyone to attend full-time college to study a 4-year career course and finally achieve the goal of becoming a designer.

Achieving your dream is possible, although it will undoubtedly require hard work. Here we tell you how you can get started.

  1. Know The Basics Of Graphic Design

Undoubtedly, there are many issues in which you will go into practice, but it is very important to have some solid foundations. In the case of graphic design, you will need to know about color, typeface, and grid design. In this case, some basic courses can be useful and you can do it at your own pace. In addition, some tools can serve as auxiliaries in this case.

  1. Learn To Use Photoshop And Illustrator

This is a perfect approach. After knowing some fundamentals in graphic design, learn to use Photoshop and Illustrator. We recommend you start with Illustrator and then go with Photoshop. Illustrator is what designers use to make logos and icons.


This software will open the doors to a lot of new things you can do: vectors, 2D characters, illustration pictures (gambar ilustrasi, which is the term in Indonesia), branding, and more.

  1. Specialize

Do you have something in mind other than just “designing” in the abstract? This is the time you can choose one or try several fields until you find the one you like best: websites, infographics, or mobile applications.

Web Design

Design All Kinds Of Logos

Do you want to learn to design a logo that is worthy of being presented to the world under your name? This may require more than just having a good idea, and it is also necessary to know about branding.

Paul Petersen

Paul Petersen