Guest post by Jennifer Hahn Masterson.
Want to pursue a career in visual design? A couple of free courses, one good piece of advice and not a single project done—does not make one a designer. Having a bit of knowledge or a modicum of talent is nowhere near enough to become successful.
It takes hard work, talent, and plenty of projects that provide essential experience to enable you to compete effectively in the visual design marketplace. Here are six principal requirements for a successful career in this field.
Work on yourself first
What’s the designer’s job? You guessed right if you said it’s to establish a connection between your client and their prospects, using the visuals. Basically, this means the designer needs to be able to both communicate with the client (without using visuals) as well as the target customer (using images).