What do you think are the most important qualities in a graphic designer?

Community Beginner ,
Jan 20, 2017 Jan 20, 2017

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     What do you think are the most important qualities in a graphic designer?

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Jeya vinoth.J

Desss Inc

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Engaged ,
Jan 20, 2017 Jan 20, 2017

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Patience and vivid imagination.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 20, 2017 Jan 20, 2017

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Cactus Cowboy wrote:

Patience and vivid imagination.

That actually sums it up very nicely.  In my experience, the clients who call you at the last possible moment demanding you drop everything else to meet a deadline made tight by their lack of planning, are the same ones who give you loose briefs, and then decide that your first draft was not what they had in mind despite them accepting the outline. So that's where patience comes into it — and I absolutely have someone in mind.   Unfortunately, this graphic would not work well on your business card

https://img0.etsystatic.com/030/0/8275431/il_570xN.528950490_3mbr.jpg

You'll know about the imagination because your head will be constantly full of ideas about all sorts of things, and you'll already have a bulging portfolio because you just can't stop yourself.    When you have an idea, make it real — you'll enjoy the process, and there are few better ways to learn.

Perception and the ability to listen have been mentioned. They are what save you wasting time on major revisions.

I also think that an old fashioned ability to draw is useful, because it will allow you to quickly conceptualize and outline ideas to your clients before committing serious time to the project.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 20, 2017 Jan 20, 2017

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A good listener.

A creative thinker.

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Jan 20, 2017 Jan 20, 2017

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a very perceptive person... with the skills to visually execute.

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Jan 20, 2017 Jan 20, 2017

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jeyav36207197 wrote:

Hi,

What do you think are the most important qualities in a graphic designer?

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Jeya vinoth.J

Desss Inc

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LEGEND ,
Jan 20, 2017 Jan 20, 2017

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Hi,

Patience and vivid imagination,

good listener,

creative thinker,

very perceptive person... with the skills to visually execute,

Aha! this guy is surely a chimera … or maybe an alien!

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Engaged ,
Jan 20, 2017 Jan 20, 2017

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A great sense of humour - or...

the ability to photoshop one.

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Jan 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017

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Great imagination, all the patience in the world and the ability to focus for long periods of time.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2017 Jan 24, 2017

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Thick skin....

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LEGEND ,
Jan 25, 2017 Jan 25, 2017

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I would add - The ability to convey design 'speak' into concepts the client can understand.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 30, 2017 Jan 30, 2017

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An ability to set aside artistic aspirations and indulgences, correctly identify strategic objectives, and pursue those objectives no matter how pedestrian or utilitarian. In other words, a willingness to toil in un-glorified anonymity with the same level of effort would would put toward achieving fame and fortune.

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