10 Tips for Graphic Design Students

Here are some tips that the graphic design students should keep in mind to develop themselves.

1. You are not the first one

There have been hundreds of thousands of people opening studios, freelancing or getting a job trial at foreign companies.

2. There are many better people better than you

No matter how good you are, there will always be someone better than you, even 10,000.123654789 times you, so don’t waste time worrying about it.

3. Success is not a finite resource

Schools often infect your head with a superficial thought that someone will have to fail before you win. But in fact, the success of others does not affect you at all.

4. You cannot succeed without goals

If you don’t know what you want, how can you pursue it? Setting a goal helps you have a destination, and of course, a point to start.

5. Let your product look good

If you want people to see your work, make it easy to see. At times, customers only need to view JPG or PDF files.

6. Be proactive with opportunities

You will feel quite cheeky when doing so, but you have to proactively ask for it. Asking for an exhibition or name in a magazine is necessary. If you are not active, you will have nothing.

7. Give sketches, not polish ideas

Customers often confuse rough designs as well as final designs. Giving out sketches when you can makes them feel that they are involved.

8. Be responsible

If the job has errors, please take responsibility. It seems difficult but responsible, which means you can do something.

9. The awards are great but not too important

The certificates of merit on the shelf are beautiful, but customers rarely pick up the phone to contact you because of them. However, good products encourage them to do so.

10. Search for criticism, not compliments

You won’t learn anything when being told how good you are, even if what you make is perfect, look for criticism, always ask “how can I make it better?” , “What is the problem with this work?”, you always have a choice to ignore some criticism if you find them unreasonable.