Top 6 Graphic Designer Myths You Thought Were True

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It is no surprise that graphic design is the future of the Marketing industry. However, graphic design seems like a fairly simple concept to many. These days anyone who wants to have an impressive additional skill prefers to learn the basics of Ai or Photoshop regardless of their industry. But here are some of the  things you may not have realised: 


1. Graphic Design Shouldn’t Take Long.

Although it is understandable why anyone would think that design is easy, designers hate it when you say “it’s just a small change, it shouldn’t take too long”.  Do be aware that graphic design is a very complex job that requires a lot of attention span, dedication and patience, as each design is done with great detail and skills. So have some patience if you seek quality design.


2. Graphic Designers should Work for Free.

Unfortunately, this is one of the most popular myths among employers and clients. People often assume that a graphic designer shouldn’t get paid too much due to the simplicity of the project or design. Just like any other talents, graphic designers have to pay their bills, for food, and other essential needs too.


3. Anyone can Design.

ure, one can become a gifted graphic designer if you have the right skill, passion and dedication. But you will be making a silly mistake if you think anyone can be an outstanding graphic designer.  Understand that graphic designing require more than just an interest and desire. It requires creativity and a personal unique style and if you are struggling to find your own touch, then this job may not be the right choice. 


4. Everyone knows about graphic design more than the graphic designer. 

It can be both frustrating and time consuming to take everyone’s suggestions and make constant changes to the design. Keep in mind that knowing the difference between image graphic and vector graphic does not make you more skilled or experienced than the graphic designer. Be open to accepting the graphic designer’s professional input on what is best for the design instead of telling them to do it your way.


5. Graphic Design is Easy Peasy.

Let us all now come to an understanding that graphic design is anything but easy. To be a professional graphic designer, you will need the right skills, hard work, creativity, and the ability to work under stress. You have to be a good team player, a multitasker, open to accept everyone’s opinion and produce a quality design fast. Does this sound easy peasy? Then the graphic design life may be the right fit for you!


6. Graphic Designers are Mind-Readers.

Graphic designers are not mind-readers. If you want to make some changes in the design, let them know. If you don’t like the concept and idea, just tell them. Great communication can save you a lot of time and a good relationship with your graphic designer. 


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About the Author:

Nivetha Rashni a.k.a Niv, is a Digital Marketer who writes to help readers be informed about latest tips and tricks to achieve their goals. Niv has worked in the Human Resources and Human Capital industries in most of her professional career. Niv also has a passion for art and enjoys painting during her free time. 

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