Deciding to become a freelancer is a huge decision. You’ll need to think about how you’ll build a business and support yourself. Choosing to become a freelancer will require more or less thought depending on your current situation. For some, the planning process may be as simple as choosing a genre of design to focus on. For others, choosing to be a designer might have more serious or immediate consequences. If you’re supporting a family or have other obligations, it’s crucial to have a back up plan. You need to know what you’ll do if a crisis should arise, or if something were to happen to your savings.

There are some major advantages that tablets have over traditional desktops and laptops

Let’s take a look at the process of teaching yourself graphic design.

Like most applications, Adobe Illustrator is full of hidden gems. There are multiple ways to accom-plish just about everything that Illustrator can do. Today, we will be looking at some ways that you can speed up your Illustrator workflows. These tips are aimed at newcomers to Illustrator, but any level of Illustrator user should find these tips helpful.

This article talks about some of the factors that might cause your design project to go wrong!

There are some basic tips you should do before you start any project :)

As you’re reading the title of this article, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Why would I sketch everything? My drawing is terrible!” Stop right there! You’ve got to think more positive about your artistic abilities. Sure, you may not be great at drawing, but that has nothing to do with your ability to sketch regularly. There are several benefits to sketching, and keeping an open mind is a great way to start discovering those benefits.

In the world of graphic design, there are tons of terms that look so similar they become interchangeable. There are also words that don’t look similar, but are related; so they also get used interchangeably. In order to be a great graphic designer, you have to know all the jargon and lingo of the craft, right? Well… this may not be completely true.

Have you ever experienced a moment where you felt as though you couldn't come up with any new ideas? Or maybe you had an idea, but you couldn’t figure out how to express this idea?

The importance of branding is becoming more and more prominent in our online world and community. Every company and business professional is expected to have some type of logo, symbol or branding.

Everyone should have an online presence. Presenting the best possible version of yourself online is important for every professional no matter what industry you’re in.

Throughout this course, you've learned the fundamentals of graphic design. We've covered how to organize the layout and compose a graphic design project, choosing the typography for your project, and working with different color schemes to convey the right message. Now, we'll discuss how to combine those skills to successfully complete your first graphic design project.