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hawkins's picture

Hi Everybody! I'm a newbie on here and my forum topic is, where do you think is the best place to learn about how to be great at graphic design? (Schools, locations, museums, websites, etc.)

And what do you think a great graphic designer knows and does successfully?

Is there anyone that inspires you that you would recommend?

I love graphic design, have been in it about a year (almost 3 years of traditional arts before switching to GD) and I really want to understand it and soak it up. Any advice that you could give I'm sure would be really helpful and I thank you for taking the time and effort to read this post and respond if you do!

Currently I'm really inspired by Swedish design, architecture (its form and functionality), and utilizing sustainable materials...that is if it helps at all to know a little bit more about me.

Leaky Penny's picture

1.Everywhere.

That's right. Everywhere.

2.A great Graphic Designer above all has an EXTREMELY open mind. A great Graphic Designer can effectively communicate any idea they may have.

3.My dad. Oh, and my cat.

Leaky Penny
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“What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?”
~ Jules Winnfield

pokie's picture

1. School is the best place

1. School is the best place to start. It will help you find things and open your minds to the "everywhere" that leaky penny referred to.

2. wow, I don't have time to even go into this! Basically though, it would be taking the info from #1 and making it work in print/web/etc...

3. google.com

hawkins's picture

Thank you

Thank you.

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