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What is the first priority of a graphic designer?

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by statbd7, May 3, 2016.

  1. statbd7

    statbd7 New Member

    As a newbie graphics designer which things need to consider first.
  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    the brief....
  3. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    the money....
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  4. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    that's usually second for me.... I normally review the brief to decide how much it will cost :)
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  5. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    I won't get out of bed for less than £5k.
    (I've been in bed since 1993)
  6. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    what you mean you don't actually work in your get your priorities right
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  7. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    LOL! I do actually. :D
    It's my office since I got booted out of my old one when the kids got their own rooms.
    It's where I am right now.
  8. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    The client....

    Why? You can tell by the type of client whether they would be willing to pay a professional rate, or whether they are looking for something on the cheap. This in turn will give you an inclination whether to even look at the brief.
  9. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    being born....

    If we weren't born we wouldn't have studied design or even become designers in the first place.
    We wouldn't be able to judge the client as we wouldn't exist.
  10. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    An Atom...
  11. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member


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    scotty Well-Known Member


  13. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    Oh god, it's Aphantasia all over again! :D
  14. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    The darkness is ALWAYS just one step behind you Carl.
  15. cpking

    cpking Member

    As a beginner of graphics designer you should learn as much as you can and you should work on simple project for starting.
  16. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Back OT, I'd agree with the above it you're still at the learning stage.
    Learning design theory as well as the practical skills such as software but one thing I'd suggest is not to forget about paper and pencil.
    This is where it all starts.

    Many designers forget this.
  17. Ljube

    Ljube New Member

  18. kellie

    kellie New Member

    Client and portfolio
  19. Risha Rommi

    Risha Rommi New Member

  20. Cruzini

    Cruzini Member

    the brief..
    if you like the brief then discuss the money
    if you don't move over .. let someone else do it

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