How to create a fun graphic design career
Graphic design has been around for centuries and has evolved over the years into a highly interactive form of expression that combines graphic design with film, theatre, design and illustration.
There are more than 100,000 graphic designers in the world and the skills and abilities of each individual are important, said Lisa McBride, a graphic design student at the University of Queensland.
“It’s a career where you’re always looking for something different, so you’ve got to work on what you love to do, whether it’s designing a website or a design for a movie,” Ms McBride said.
Ms McBride has already found success in her career as a graphic designer, creating her own web design company and having the first Australian-made comic strip published online.
There are plenty of opportunities to be a graphic artist, but the first step is to have the skills to be able to work in any medium.
You need a passion for the craft of design, and the ability to think outside the box, Ms McBrien said.
You need to be creative, you need to know how to create something you’re passionate about, she said.
“I’m really keen to find a career path that I can take my passion to,” she said, adding that she’s looking for a creative outlet for her work and not a career in the film industry.
“The biggest thing is to find something that interests you and that you like and make it your own.”
In this case, the comic strip was published online, so it’s a great way to get her creative juices flowing.
She said it was a great idea to share her design skills with the community and to help other designers become successful.
It’s all about creating something unique, and that’s what I try to do,” Ms Mccann said.
Ms McBrien is also an illustrator and is hoping to continue her work in the arts in the future.
I love drawing and I love making stuff and I hope to keep doing it, she joked.
In the meantime, she’s continuing to design her own comic book, a collaboration with local illustrator Sam Carter.
The comic strip, called Temptation, is an alternate reality story about an astronaut stranded on a distant planet.
One day, he discovers a paradise and is welcomed by his family.
On his next mission, he becomes a pilot and is reunited with his family in a future time.
But his journey ends with the death of his wife, and he must make his way back to his past to try and get his family back.
Sam Carter is the illustrator behind the comic.
When asked how she is feeling after her success as a comic strip designer, Ms MCCANN said she was a bit overwhelmed.
My confidence is high, I feel like I’ve been doing something great.
I just want to keep working and getting more and more opportunities.
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