1. All Graphic Designers are Rich and Famous:
It is a common perception that one makes big money in the field of graphic designing. Although I’m truly flattered that graphic designing is considered as an elite field, but this myth is not true for all graphic designers. Moreover, the newbie designers also misconstrue that going into graphic designing will reap big bucks and fame. Probably derived from the lifestyle of fashion designers, this myth does not hold true for all graphic designers.
2. Graphic Designing is Child’s Play:
3. Creativity is Innate, it cannot be attained:Graphic design is not something that pops out of thin air. Similarly, creativity is also a concept based on experience, knowledge and dedication. Nobody is born with a bundle of creative skills in hand. With exception of a few special cases, every person is born with a clean slate and with equal capabilities. It is the environment that shapes and moulds you into who you are. Creativity requires motivation and dedication which is possible only if you utilize your opportunities and environment correctly.
4. Graphic Designing is done 100% on computer:
5. You Require a Degree to become a Graphic Designer:
6. Graphic Designers Will Know Everything:This myth has spawned from the client side of the graphic design relationship. Clients hold a wrong perception that graphic designers know everything and don’t need to be briefed about the design. This is not true…every designer needs a blueprint of the project they are working on. This is why designers obtain a design brief from their clients.
7. Graphic Designers Are Always Right:
“Have no fear of perfection, you will never reach it.”
8. There is No Difference between a Logo and a Brand:This is a misconception that I addressed in one of my last weeks’ post titled “Your brand is not just a logo”. Some clients come up and say “I want to build a brand for my business…all I need is a logo.” The reality is otherwise…logo design is just a minor portion of the branding process.
9. Graphic Designers Can Repair Computers:
10. Simple Designs Cost Less Time and Money:
This is one client myth that graphic designers face every day. People generally underestimate the value of a design project. They base their valuation on the simplicity of the design and not on the creative and analytical element behind its creation. Let me remind these confused people that minimalism is a design trend that calls for reducing the object to its basic features. This does not make it a simple and cheap design. Behind the simplest of designs is a deep and complex concept. It is equally worthy of reimbursement as a complicated design project is.
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