Graphic design shapes are in short supply
Graphic design is one of the most important skills a graphic designer needs to be able to work as a professional.
But according to some graphic designers, the demand for graphic design services in the UK has gone so low that they are finding it increasingly difficult to find enough graphic design work to make ends meet.
“The demand for Graphic Design services has been so low, we’re really struggling to find the staff to help us get on the ground floor,” said Niamh Byrne, a graphic design and typography student at the University of Bath.
“We’ve seen a lot of students go off to study graphic design, and then go on to go to work for a client and it’s really hard to keep up with the demand.”
In an effort to fill the gap, some graphic design students are turning to crowdfunding websites such as GoFundMe, Kickstarter and Indiegogo to get their hands on the best graphic design ideas and help their friends with graphic design projects.
But not everyone has been as successful.
“I feel like I’m at the end of the line for a graphic designers job because I haven’t got a lot to offer, and it really puts a damper on the feeling of accomplishment and the excitement that comes with a job,” said Rory.
“It’s like when you’re in a relationship and you’re really into each other, and you don’t feel like you’re doing anything meaningful to help each other.
Rory and his friends are not alone in their struggles. “
That’s what I think the majority of people have to be doing now because we’re not getting as much work as we would have been otherwise.”
Rory and his friends are not alone in their struggles.
A survey by Graphic Design Institute found that more than 70 per cent of graphic design jobs are being filled by students and freelancers, with only a small percentage of graphic designers in their 20s.
According to graphic design intern Ryan Jones, a student at Sheffield University, he has been on the freelancer market for a while now, and while he has found a few freelance gigs, he feels that the freelance industry is still dominated by older graduates.
“There’s still a lot that we need to do, but at the moment it’s not working for me.
There’s so many people who are younger and who have a much wider experience in the industry,” he said.
“A lot of them don’t know how to make a good job or how to get started in a job, and they’ve just been taught to do it by the old school.”
Ryan said he had been offered freelance work for the past three months but was unable to secure any freelance gigs.
“For a lot, it’s just been like being a part of a film crew, or a commercial photographer.
I’ve never been able to find a good freelance gig.”
Ryan’s experience with freelancing has helped him understand the challenges graphic design professionals face.
“If you’re going to do something, and I’ve been doing it for a long time, and maybe I haven: You’re going somewhere that’s not going to pay you enough, and the experience is not there,” he told me.
It’s not the right path for me to go down, and hopefully in the future I’ll have that opportunity again.” “
As far as I’m concerned, I’m not making a career out of it.
It’s not the right path for me to go down, and hopefully in the future I’ll have that opportunity again.”
The freelance market has become more and more popular, but is it a sustainable industry?
Ryan says that he does not feel the need to freelance much anymore.
“One of the things that I noticed with freelancers is that you don.
You’re just a part-time employee, which I think is really not ideal,” he explained.
“But that’s where I am now.
I’m working full time, but I’m still able to support myself by freelance work.”
Ryan also feels that it is difficult to make money out of freelance work.
“People can really make a lot more money off a freelance job than from an editorial or design job,” he added.
“You get to work with clients, and people are really excited about the work you’re producing.”
Ryan is not alone.
Some students are making money from freelance work, but Ryan does not believe that he has a job to offer in his chosen field.
“This is where I want to work, and this is where a lot people want to do their freelance work,” he admitted.
“They’re not necessarily making money on that, but it’s a lot easier for them to work from home, and there are plenty of other opportunities.”
The future of the freelance sector is unclear and there is a lot at stake, but what is clear is that it has changed.
“Graphic Design is really hard, and we’re seeing more and less of it in the media,”