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10 Steps to Becoming a Better Graphic Designer

By on April 11, 2012 — Updated on September 29, 2012

To become the best in whatever field you belong is not an overnight process; to become the best graphic designer is is also a process, and your goal should be to become a better graphic designer everyday.

How to be the Best Graphic Designer

1. Design.
2. Design more.
3. Design even more.
4.Design even more than that.
5. Design when you don’t want to.
6. Design when you do.
7. Design when you have imagined something.
8. Design when you don’t.
9. Design every day.

Yeah, it’s just another way of saying that learning is a process and practice makes perfect.

You won’t become the best graphic designer overnight. It takes much effort, dedication and time.
Formal education on Graphic Design may help you on how to be the best graphic designer, but if you have the passion, acquiring a degree on this field will become less necessary.

10. Keep designing.

You may also like to have this printable poster. Just click it to download (JPEG, 251Kb).

how to be the best graphic designer

Thank you for reading and thanks to Sir Brian Clark for this idea. Godspeed!


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  1. metalpig design

    June 17, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Nice! You can make the above ’10 Steps to Becoming a Better Graphic Designer’ as a poster ready for download… 😛
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  2. RonLeyba

    June 26, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Design, design design is like practice makes perfect.! As you continue enhancing your designing skills by continuously designing, then for sure, time will come, you will become one of the best designers ever.
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  3. tatess

    June 26, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Agree,to become better in your field… design an unending designs.Practice makes perfect
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  4. Ross Del Rosario

    June 27, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Hahaha…and I really thought I would learn something to improve my quickly trollified illustrations using only Paint and Powerpoint…(No Adobe Photoshop for me – too complicated!)

    But seriously, you do have a point, a definite exclamation point!
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  5. carmel

    June 27, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I was thinking it is the same process with writing, and true enough, I saw the link to the source of this idea. 🙂 It just goes to show that, to be better, the creative process comes with practice and more practice. Very inspiring!
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