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I Am a Graphic Designer

No one really just wants graphic designers anymore. I'm learning that Graphic Design is a dying profession.

Everyone just wants ux designers (user experience) amd ui designers (user interface) and assumes every designer knows how to create ui and ux designs.

These are the definitions

[b]Graphic Design[/b]: the art or skill of combining [b]text and pictures in advertisements, magazines, or books.[/b]

[b]UI Design[/b]: User interface design (UI) or user interface engineering is the design of user interfaces for [b]machines and software, such as computers, home appliances, mobile devices, and other electronic devices,[/b] with the focus on maximizing usability and the user experience.

[b]UX Design[/b] User experience design (UX, UXD, UED or XD) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction with the product. [b] ie making websites user friendly [/b]

All of these things are different branches of design. There are degrees that are seperate for each one. I have a graphic design degree.

I thought going to Graphic design school would be profitable. I have always heard it was a prosperous career. Though in reality its UX and UI design thats getting people places in this day in age. Hardly anyone uses print anymore.

Point of story: I'm having a hard time finding a job.
True. I just finished browsing through internship offers and UI, UX was mentioned everywhere. Thanks for explaining what it is. I saw these abbreviations for the first time. 馃槓
*I need another school.*
@CrazyMusicLover Exactly. Its unfortunate I've found out so late. Maybe I should go back to school, Id rather not to be honest.
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JarJarBoom41-45, F
Everything is about interaction and digital interaction, I think its more important to refresh your profession at least yearly with something new
@JarJarBoom Well it hasn't be a year yet...
JarJarBoom41-45, F
@Aidan You have to look at your degree as the "skeleton" of things. You know how to work the software like AI or Photoshop, you need to build a good portfolio. When I graduated, I was scared shitless and didn't think I was going to find a job so I wasted my time just building stupid school contacted me saying a company needed an intern/freelancer and I guess they saw my stupid website and was very impressed.
@JarJarBoom Well I think my portfolio is good... Its cool that your school contacted you I'm sure mine would never do that.
lasergraph70-79, M
Print is for sure dead or on life support. Everything is headed to digital. POP still exist and package design. I watched it change over the last 45 years.
@lasergraph Why did I go to school for it? -_-
lasergraph70-79, M
@Aidan I understand. A lot of things have gone away, nobody uses stationery like they did in the past, it has largely gone to email. They still use business cards for now but too many people think they can do the design themselves because they have a program on their computer. That is why you see posters with 15 different type faces used. The number of print shops have declined, especially those that didn't invest in digital technologies.
Sounds like youre getting bogged down in job titles rather than the substance.
@SW-User What do you mean?
@Aidan it appears to me graphic design is the core of the other roles, without which those roles would not exist or would not achieve their goals.
@SW-User Well of course, whats your point? All I'm saying is employers expect you to do it all these days. Which is basically having three different professions. And I should've went to school for ui or ux instead of only Graphic Design. I could teach myself I suppose. 馃 Though would that be substantial?

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