We sometimes get questions from folks asking what its like to work as a graphic designer.
For students considering a graphic design career
Here are answers to some common questions:
Q: Why did you choose to do graphic design?
A: I did a lot of drawing in school and was looking for a practical career I could get into to use those skills. I chose making ‘design’ over making ‘art’ because design was more about helping people.
Q: What do you do in the typical workday?
Q: How long have you been doing graphic design?
A: When I experience ‘bad client behaviour’. That’s when a client doesn’t listen to my advice, or behaves erratically, or completely ghosts me, or doesn’t pay their bill.
A: In high school I took art classes where we did a lot of drawing, as well as visual communication classes where we did photography and silkscreening. After that I got a four year degree from the University of Alberta in Fine Arts where I took a lot of graphic design courses.