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I Am a Graphic Designer

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    And I Just Got a Job At a Major Ad Agency

    i never thought i would get a call back when i sent that resume in, and now my name is on a desk in their downtown building. next comes the doubting stage where i wonder if i can hack it.   or if i'll just hack out. haha. wish me luck!!
    FallGirl FallGirl 21-25, F 2 Responses May 18, 2009

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    I Need A Graphic Designer To Work Online For Me And I'll Pay Good Amount.

    If you know anything from the list below then post a comment. Cartoons & Caricatures Logo Design Illustration Ebook Covers & Packages Web Design & UI Photography & Photoshopping Presentation Design Flyers & Brochures Business Cards Banners & Headers Architecture Landing Pages
    salim7696 salim7696 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    They Say Network, Network, Network...

    i just got my degree in graphic design in may and i've been told i have an excellent portfolio.  there just aren't enough jobs where i live for entry level designers...unless you want to work at an unpaid internship. so they say, you're not networking enough... i hate that...
    CreativeChaos CreativeChaos 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2008

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    So I'm Not Technically a Graphic Designer...yet!

    I'm actually currently working on my degree in graphic design through the Art Institute.  It's something I got interested in when I started playing with programs like PhotoDeluxe and Photoshop Elements. 
    moonfiremare moonfiremare 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2008

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    My History In The Graphics World

    If you live long enough you will live through some history of your own. I am a graphic artist who entered the market in 1972. It was a unique time in graphic history. The change over from hot metal type and the heavier use of offset lithography was changing the printing industry...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 12, 2013

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    Need A Job

    I'm a graphic designer, pretty much. I have a BFA in Graphic Design, but it's from 22 years ago. I'm currently taking courses to get a Web Design Certification just to learn the computer programs. When I was in college the baby Mac had just come out. I learned a little Pagemaker...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 9, 2012

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    I Found Myself In Art

    It began in 1999 and progressively got better from there. I never got professional training. I taught myself how to draw when I was nine years old and also started writing deep, inspirational things by then too. I fell in love with computer art when I heard of graphics design...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2013

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    Want to Do Me a Favor

    Any graphic designers hanging around on Ep interested in doing me a huge favor? No? Well..maybe a little one then?? Just formed a brand new LLC for my brand new Independent Insurance Agency after having the rug ripped out from under me by the company I wrote for as a captive...
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 8 Responses Feb 5, 2008

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    Introducing My Gallery

    I'm holding a DeviantArt gallery.You can visit it here: http://phen0m77.deviantart.com/gallery/Most of my work is licensed under a Creative Commons license CC-BY or CC-BY-NC, so if you want to modify/build upon any of my work, go ahead!As I'm doing this on the side of my studies...
    SySyS SySyS 22-25, M 1 Response May 27, 2013

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    Help a Student Out

     Ok I'm kind of what some people would call a "free spirit", I actually prefer the term ferrel but what ever that's not really the point of this.  Any ways I got assigned to do a time line project on the international typeface style and it has to capture the...
    bizzarlyfabulous bizzarlyfabulous 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    Is This a Good Idea?

    I love graphic design so much! I think its the freedom to do anything, creat anything, invent anything! its just wonderful!!!! And of course when you have the passion you can move mountains. Ive just recieved my diploma for GD and will heading out to work very soon! Then i will...
    VectorQueen VectorQueen 19-21, F 9 Responses Dec 2, 2007

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    I've been to a number of comic cons

    and various cosplay type things as one of the crowd, but never as part of the band (figuratively speaking). In a week I'm flying to my friend's place in Illinois to attend the 2014 Anime Central show. My friend is not famous, she is a simple inker like I am but some of the stuff...
    EmmaVonStauf EmmaVonStauf 26-30, F May 4

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    Qr Codes

    We’ve just produced a teaser for local band Circle’s new album, which features a QR code. It was designed specifically to literally puzzle, intrigue and to get folks thinking as to the meaning behind this mysterious code. But wait.. this is no ordinary barcode, the idea of...
    ifyoubuildit ifyoubuildit 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2012

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    After the School....

    the economic is so bad right now, i cant believe i still sit at home, actively looking for work after 2 years out of CCA.... i would love to know how everyone got the dream job here.... i believe in my work.... http://www.in-ni.com sigh~
    boxyfish boxyfish 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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    I love the world of animation.

    I design mostly for video games, which has always been my dream.
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F Jun 6

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    A logo I made for a Sterling Silver jewelry

    brand just got printed on some packaging. It came out okay!
    elliotekun elliotekun 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    I Do Not Enhance People's Figures Though

    I have been designing graphics since 1999. I do all sorts of graphics. I do not do graphics that change people's figures and shapes like gaining weight, losing weight, giving someone a shapely figure different from the shapely figure they have. If I do change someone's physical...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 18, 2013

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    The Dirty Truth Of Being A Freelance Graphic Designer

    Hey there! Thanks for stopping in! I'm what many call a freelance graphic designer.  I'm not a hipster. I'm not am abstract or conceptual art lover. I don't drink PBR (yuck) and I don't get off on down-talking other people about my profession, using terms they will never use...
    we446 we446 36-40, F 7 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    I Guess I Am....

    A lot of people in this group went to school or had some training in this trade, which is absolutely awesome. I call myself a "self-taught freelance graphic designer." I use whatever programs out there that I can get my hands on, teach myself some things and make business cards...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2012

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    Things Are Getting Festive

    Good grief - the festive season is well and truly in motion. Simple tasks like strolling at a leisurely pace through shopping centres or casually scoring a parking spot becomes a fight till-the-death sort of scenario that makes us feel ill. It’s that time of year where the...
    ifyoubuildit ifyoubuildit 22-25, F Dec 10, 2012

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    I Want to Know About This Career

    i'm thinking of going to school for it but i'm wondering about stuff like how stressful the job is, is it easy to get a job in this field of work, and basically just your brief opinion on it. i read in wikibooks that a majority of people decide to switch careers just a couple of...
    MsIndependant MsIndependant 19-21, F 5 Responses Nov 21, 2007

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    I'm in a graphic design class,

    It's pretty amazing and i've made a lot of awesome friends
    dorkyalien dorkyalien 16-17, F Jun 25

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    With a back that hurts like a *****

    after all that work in front of the computer. Anyone else?
    flowerXx flowerXx 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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    Old Graphic Designer

    Yep, I have been in the graphics / printing field for 41 years. For many of you that means I could be your granddad. I worked 37 of those years in the screen printing industry mostly doing t-shirts. I produced full turnkey jobs. Concept/design/production. When I started, we...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    I Need A Job

    i am a graphic designer. but i have no job.i want to earn money at home.
    esratjahaneti esratjahaneti 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    I Have Degree in Fine Arts And Now What...advice?

    I have my degree, BFA in Graphic Design , now what do I do with it? I work at the college where I received it, but they barely ask for any design work. I feel like I'm losing my skill but not using it! I want to freelance...but how to get started? I'm lost here and any advice is...
    kaye30kaye kaye30kaye 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    Just Starting Off

    I'm not actually a full fledged designer yet; I'm still learning the ins and outs of the business. I am currently pursuing my BS in Graphic Design; I hope to graduate in the fall of 2013. I sort of feel like a fish out of water. My previous degree is a BA in English. I went...
    Taliesin27 Taliesin27 26-30 Nov 23, 2012

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    Sensory Overload

    The holiday season is well underway and summer has finally decided to reveal itself* after playing an extremely long, drawn out game of hide and seek that definitely got old fast (why must you continue to play these games?) Now is the point in time where it is natural for us as...
    ifyoubuildit ifyoubuildit 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2012

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    A Swirly Existence

    We are about to go all geometrical on you. In a good way. Can you think of an existence where lines have never been invented? We just cast our peepers around the studio and it is safe to say lines of all shapes and angular directions make up around 99.9% of our surroundings...
    ifyoubuildit ifyoubuildit 22-25, F Dec 5, 2012

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    I love doing graphics design

    as you can see that the picture in my profile I created myself and I love trying new programs that deal with animation and editing.
    bluerosaline bluerosaline 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    the7thsphere the7thsphere 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    I Cant Draw But Give A Computer

    I been doing graphic design for about 5 years now excluding my 3 years university course and the strangest thing is i was never artisitic when younger, in fact i tried to take art in high school and got kicked out of the class by the teacher because i couldnt draw that well. Then...
    Stevocam300 Stevocam300 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 22, 2013

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    I Breathe It

    I have always loved art. Love photography, loved to paint, scribble, mold and design. At first i wanted to design buildings. I thought how cool. I love architectural stuffs, but then i decided against that because it thought it was kinda boring. Which it was to me. Then i thought...
    surprisebaby surprisebaby 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2011

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    Recent Graduate

    Hello fellow graphic designers!! I graduated with my BFA in Graphic Design back in May and have been unsuccessful in finding a job, out of all my graduating class only one person has a job so far in our field and that was because of a family connection. I have a strong portfolio...
    puchy8504 puchy8504 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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    I love well designed information graphics - isn't this just a dream . . .
    Stop57 Stop57 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    I constantly decorate my room with posters and drawings and I've begun drawing bedrooms and I've always drawn houses. I spend a lot of my time looking at unique bedrooms and...
    MattPhoenix MattPhoenix 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I started my own fashion label in 2013, so proud of myself! I have always wanted to start my own business but I've been procrastinating for years.
    walorn walorn 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Commission me to draw (almost) anything, I'm not very good but hey, it's free
    Stuffedbelly Stuffedbelly 13-15, M Jul 4

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    I started my art career as a graffiti writer, writing on trains and buses. Then after college I got a job where I specialized in creating ads that go onto buses and trains, all...
    mcfry mcfry 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I quit my job of many years to go back to school to get my masters in Software Engineering 😳 I want to design games and I think that makes me a cool kid, at least on some days...
    JadedMoonbeam JadedMoonbeam 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I will start this by saying I consider myself to be a rational, sane man with my feet planted firmly on the ground. I think logically and generally live in the world of reality...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    After a few seconds of meeting with the supervisor at a cultural center who hired me to be a graphic designer, I though I was going to be fired from a job that I hadn't even...
    vividfantasies vividfantasies 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Who doesn't,...... One day I'd love ❤to be able to become a graphic designer or an animator that would be my dream job 🎨✏
    jaynick15 jaynick15 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I left my own country to live in another one (Asia) nearly 8 years ago... not to immigrate but just to change surroundings... I failed to travel much first i studied new exotic...
    kuroneka kuroneka 31-35, F Jul 15

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    I want to be a graphic designer or animator currently I'm pursuing my bachelors degree in this field but I'm getting scared with the fact that I may not find a job in that field.
    BrittTHart BrittTHart 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Need advice! Should I stay on this temp/contract job and convert to a full time job as a graphic designer with the company which manages heritage museum for a year (I don't really...
    Scarlettzxc Scarlettzxc 18-21, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    I used to really enjoy multiplayer gaming. Back when it first started. Because it was about making new friends and enjoying the game and exploring new content together. You could...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 16

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