6 Great Reasons Why I Am a Graphic Designer

 

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WHY DID YOU  BECOME A GRAPHIC DESIGNER??

 

After spending nearly a decade in the field of graphic design, I still ponder over the question…What drove me into becoming a graphic designer? Even though I have relentless passion and obsession for graphic designing, I still can’t decide what solitary factor inspired me into this field. I’m sure the same question haunts many graphic designers out there.

Whether you are seasoned campaigners or newbie graphic designers starting your career, there is an actual motive…a reason that drives you into your line of work. So…ever wondered why you decided to become a graphic designer? Was it the money, fame and laurels that attracted you? Was it pure desire and fervor for graphic designing that lead you into this field? Or was there another reason?

Before answering, I would like you to go through the 6 most common reasons that most graphic designers give for entering the creative design world.

 

1. To be a Creative Individual:

Graphic designing is a field for highly creative individual people. Although anyone can dream of becoming a designer, but not everyone can succeed in it. Being a graphic designer gives you the freedom and liberty to explore your creative thoughts. It also provides you the chance of independently working on a project and taking decisions on your own. Some people like the thrills of creative freedom and self-determination and thus end up becoming a graphic designer.
 

2. Be Rich and Wealthy:

Those who believe that a graphic designer doesn’t earn much should check out the rebranding costs of famous brands. You will be amazed to find out how rewarding the field of graphic design is. A creative job like identity development isn’t a one day endeavor and required immense though process to execute. Consider the example of Pepsi rebranding which cost over $1 billion. The entire rebranding consists of conception, implementation of design and introduction of new identity to the target audience. Some people are acquainted with the riches of graphic design and thus are attracted to the field too.
 

3. Achieve Fame and Recognition:

It is a know fact that fame and eminence go together with a successful designer. The word ‘designer’ itself is enough to create celebrity fame. Be it a fashion designer, web designer or a graphic designer, fame and recognition are hard to avoid. Since you are the brain behind identities that make upfamous brands, you will be highly regarded in the marketplace as a creative expert. Consider the example of Carolyn Davidson who rose to fame after creating Nike’s hallmark ‘Swoosh’. Most people are inspired by famous designers and thus decide on becoming the same themselves.
 

4. Follow Family Footsteps:

This is probably one of the most common reasons why people choose a certain profession. An engineer’s son becomes an engineer, a doctor’s daughter ends up being a doctor. This practice is also seen in graphic design as well. Since most of the members in your family are graphic designers, you follow into their footsteps and end up being one too. You may not realize this at first, but later on in your careers when you start hating your job, you will understand the consequences of choosing your profession in this fashion.
 

5. Earn Awards and Laurels:

Some people have a yearning for awards and laurels in their lives. Probably inspired by the Golden Globe Awards or The Oscar, they love standing in the limelight and receive awards for their accomplishments. Graphic design is one of the fields which not only give remuneration, but also awards for the outstanding performances. There are various graphic, logo and web design awards that take place annually. Some people become graphic designers just to earn laurels.
 

6. Make a Difference in Design Community:

Graphic designing is a field for highly creative individual people. Although anyone can dream of becoming a designer, but not everyone can succeed in it. Being a graphic designer gives you the freedom and liberty to explore your creative thoughts. It also provides you the chance of independently working on a project and taking decisions on your own. Some people like the thrills of creative freedom and self-determination and thus end up becoming a graphic designer.
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