If you are interested in a graphic design career, you have to understand that it takes a lot of groundwork to build your foundation on. Having talent for colors, shapes and images is one thing. Developing them into assets is another.

Do not be disillusioned by the impression that people who know a great deal about image-editing software such as Photoshop can carve a great future out of a graphic design career. Photoshop and its counterparts are tools which are necessary but not critical in the development of your graphic design career.

You will have to undergo intensive modules on basic drawing, rules of typography, image composition, principles of visual communication and also software application.

To be a good graphic designer, you will not only require a flair for pretty fonts and cool layouts but also the ability to think objectively for the project you are working on. This means you cannot simply throw in all your artistic temperaments onto the design, but you must be able to communicate the message that your client is trying to project to its customers.

A graphic design career is possibly one of the most challenging yet exciting careers that one can pursue. It is fast-paced, adrenaline pumping, full of oohs and aahs, and the best of all; you get paid for your creativity.

It is such a satisfying emotion being able to see your work on billboards, magazines, television, web, newspaper and a whole of other media. A graphic design career also opens up opportunities for you to expand your creativity to advertising, video production and the electronic media.

In a typical graphic design career ladder, you can expect to work first as an illustrator, layout artist, junior designer, designer, senior designer, art director, creative director and finally the head of your own design consultancy firm.

Source by Ray Baron