How to become a designer?

How to become a designer ?
What to study, where to go?
the web application
July 2nd 19 at 13:42
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July 2nd 19 at 13:44
A couple of years ago, I wrote an article about the development of emerging designers. Still relevant.

The following article about what to read to designer.

Read my profile interview with young in-demand designers. Learn how they started, what they learned, and how have those who have become.

Then look in my VK group knowledge Base. I broke knowledge into understandable categories and provided all the useful links. Also read the group description, it contains links to key posts.

Good luck in training.
How much time passes from being "opened for the first time photoshop" before "become a designer"? - jessy_Daugherty commented on July 2nd 19 at 13:47
: This is a very generalized question with a bunch of unknowns. Someone makes collages with balls and considers herself a designer. I'm just puzzled by the question of conscious learning. If you do everything correctly, then after six months or a year you can get (ask for) a Junior in the Studio. Then in six months or a year to change the Studio. It's written in an interview on real examples, read if interested. For example, my story https://designpub.ru/interview-designers-03-33c7ef...

Photoshop and other tools have little relevance to becoming a designer. The main reasoning, and experience. And the fact that you will learn how to use a jigsaw, doesn't mean that will make a beautiful and comfortable wardrobe.

And here under paragraph 6 a well-described stages.
theoryandpractice.ru/posts/8493-reinvent-yourself - Brannon_Balistreri62 commented on July 2nd 19 at 13:50
: Thanks! Don't know if I should start. I work as an I. T. guy for a long time, and age is 30. Never drew anything, but often notice unusual things, light, shadow, composition, trying to take pictures, and come to the conclusion that the draw would be easier. But did not take up the drawing. That is until in search of - whether to leave it and to find myself in another? The work is there, generates income and gives a lot of free time. - jessy_Daugherty commented on July 2nd 19 at 13:53
July 2nd 19 at 13:46
To study the drawing first. To go to an art UNIVERSITY. I do not know where, but in Moscow there is strohanivka: no entrance exams, 85 thousand per semester (friend goes there). To study 4 years if the sclerosis does not change.

After receiving a classical art education, you can already go into immediate specialty. I do not know what designer you are going to become.
you can be a good artist and not a designer. The ability (good) drawing to a designer (web, apps, and even graphic design) is optional. - jessy_Daugherty commented on July 2nd 19 at 13:49
: You are right, for a shitty graphic designer and a shitty web designer the ability to draw is not mandatory. After all, all that is necessary can be found on the drains. and no copy-paste skills are not necessary. - Brannon_Balistreri62 commented on July 2nd 19 at 13:52
: the ability to draw almost no help either in graphic design or in web.
In graphic design for 10+ years I can on the fingers of one hand to enumerate the cases where we needed something to draw. Some number of customers wanted something they drew designer, because "the artists are asking a lot of money", but was sent to look for the idiot who, for a nominal 100 rubles draw them something that even the artist will take more than one hour.
In creating websites/applications the ability to draw not necessary at all. Icons, menus and other details for the site (if you need is a custom and the customer pays for it) - only need to know how to work with photoshop, chandelier, good to know the guidelines and how to make a handy and beautiful website/interface. In General, it is rather the design, not the drawing.
To learn how to draw well takes years and years of daily hours of practice (as, for example, in the case of playing musical instruments requires specific knowledge and ability to apply them automatically on the muscular level), but then the design is already nafig not give up - which perfectly describes people will find much more interesting and beneficial opportunity than to Varganov sites and interfaces for the work in which drawing is not necessary. - jessy_Daugherty commented on July 2nd 19 at 13:55
If you look at designers, especially for interfaces-mobile-web graphics. Most people in the profession without an art education. Especially professionals. It seems, among taxi drivers people with art education more?

The design is a bit of an engineering profession (to design, invent, formalize). There are thousand courses, tutorials, practice, self-study. This approach great shows! - verna.Labadie58 commented on July 2nd 19 at 13:58
By the way, as designer will tell - 5 year's work appears little need for knowledge of the architectural College, composition, typography, psychology (scientific, not popular), etc. Some knowledge (like drawing, illustration, animation) can be omitted. - Craig.Lebsack79 commented on July 2nd 19 at 14:01
July 2nd 19 at 13:48
what kind of designer?
in any case, you need to know Adobe PhotoShop
+
if the interior, 3D
if sites, then you should at least have an understanding of HTML and CSS
and so on
July 2nd 19 at 13:50
July 2nd 19 at 13:52
Practice...

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