Constant progress is one of the most rewarding aspects of building a creative career.However, as they say, rum was not built in a day. For career success, new creative heights, time, effort and purposefulness are required
In this article, we offer 3 good ways you can start investing today. We will also share with you the additional resources you need to help you develop.
1. Take time for projects that you enjoy
In addition to daily responsibilities it is essential to develop your strengths and increase your creativity. For many designers, it is the additional projects that are successful.
"Additional projects have many advantages. Creativity is one thing and potential jobs are another. I got my job at Uber this way." - Femke van Schoonhoven, Product Designer at Uber
Not sure where to start? Try to find projects that are really interesting and full of challenges to improve your skills in this regard.
Remember that with a wider range of eclectic skills you will become more distinctive and adaptable, helping you adjust to future roles.
2. Invest in the right tools
Proper organization is essential as digital creatives need special skills (in addition to typical computer skills). Good computer hardware is the foundation of any such work. Your arsenal of tools should help you develop, not limit.
Take the time to explore what type of computer hardware is best suited for your needs. In general, CPU power and color accuracy are the most important aspects for designers. Fast and powerful CPU will allow you to benefit from complex design software (software). Color accuracy even avoids problems such as differences in design and screen.
Acers ConceptD Ezel series laptops are a great choice for graphic designers. You can even draw directly on the ConceptD 7 Ezel’s PANTONE® Validated 4K UHD laptop. It also offers several types of displays, which are ideal for professional graphic artists as it allows them to store sketches and finished works in the same place.
For a more portable alternative, the ConceptD 3 Ezel is a great option for creatives who rarely stop in one place.
If you are seriously interested in your creative career, now it is necessary to meet people, get closer to them or so-called Networking.
Relationships will not only help you find new opportunities, but will also be a reliable source of career advice, as well as feedback or technical support on your work. Added to this is the fact that these people might recommend you or offer you a job altogether.
"Since I started my design career late, connecting with other designers was the best way to learn" - Gabe Becker, Freelance Product Designer