Can learning graphic design still make you successful in Pakistan

Graphic design is a modern Web2.0 skill that is still relevant and will be in demand for many years to come. Pakistan has many freelancers, many of whom are graphic designers specializing in Illustrator, Coral or Adobe Photoshop. Due to the huge number of more experienced designers already in the industry, there is a common rumor that the market is saturated and there is no room for new designers. But in reality the industry is far from flooded and there is plenty of room for new enthusiasts if you get the right advice and focus on the most demanding areas you will be a competitive member of the market in no time.

To support my assertion, I would share with you a statistic of the local job market, Rozee.pk is a decent platform to find good jobs in Pakistan. At the time of writing this article, there are approximately 120 graphic design jobs available and 24 of them require no experience to 1 year of experience in the field. LinkedIn.com is another very good platform to find jobs in the world, there is currently 173 graphics jobs availableand 73 jobs need Freshers. And these are only full time job opportunities and there are tons of freelance jobs available on different freelance sites like Fiver, Upwork, PeoplePerHour, etc.

Now that we have established that there is huge potential for graphic design in Pakistan, let’s discuss what is graphic design and how can you learn it.

What is Graphic Design?

Graphic design is a visual or textual representation or projection of ideas and thoughts using both art and technology. Graphic design is an interdisciplinary branch of design and fine art. It is a creative process that involves the development of displays, logos, websites, animations, product packaging, etc. Graphic design is an ideal career for creative people who love art as well as technology. People who can think outside the box and bring their creative ideas to life. Graphic design is a good career choice.

In the simplest possible words, graphic design is about making different types of designs using technology and different software and hardware.

In graphic design, the more creative you are, the more possibilities you will find. Many creatives are afraid to get into this field. The racing thoughts in their mind do not let them choose graphic design as they are not aware of the scope of graphic design.

How to learn graphic design?

Well, there are many different paths you can take to learn graphic design. You can pursue a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, many universities in Pakistan offer it. You can also learn graphic design by enrolling in a short course at a vocational training institute. You can buy courses on Udemy to learn graphic design.

And the cheapest but certainly not inefficient way to learn graphic design would be from YouTube, which would require a lot of patience and perseverance on your part, but you will have the freedom to decide your own learning methods and pace and it’s almost free. To quote some graphic design teachers on Youtube, we have a Pakistani GFX Mentor from whom you can learn graphic design in Urdu for free. Will Paterson is another famous Youtuber and graphic design teacher you can learn English from.

What are the roles of a graphic designer?

  1. Creation of websites

Web design is all about making the website attractive with an attractive interface and eye-catching icons. As a graphic designer, one has the opportunity to design websites creatively and start earning a decent income from them.

  1. Build a brand

Learn logo design and make the brand stand out from the crowd. The scope of graphic design or logo design is huge in the market. Elite class companies are always looking for professional logo designers and offer them a huge budget. So if you are familiar with logo design; you are more likely to have many opportunities.

  1. Marketing consultant

Learn logo design and make the brand stand out from the crowd. The scope of graphic design or logo design is huge in the market. Elite class companies are always looking for professional logo designers and offer them a huge budget. So if you are familiar with logo design; you are more likely to have many opportunities.

  1. 3D Animations

3D animation may be the next step for graphic designers, although they are different fields and careers, they are closely related as both professionals create graphic visuals for clients. If you have a creative design mind and value your time while designing, learning animation will be best for you, then you can get into the tape industry drawn or 3D animation and it will surely be an increase in the graphic design industry.

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What is the average salary for junior graphic designers?

While the salary totally depends on qualifications, skills and experience. It also depends on where the individual works. But salaries in the graphic design field are quite good. However, a new graduate can easily earn 55,000 per month and it can increase to much more per month. While self-employed or freelancers can earn up to 150,000 to 250,000 per month.

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