Tips On How To Learn Graphic Design

Posted by | Posted in Design | Posted on 22-05-2014

Tips on how to learn Graphic design

Graphic designing is such a cool job that you will not want to change at all once you get the hang of it. You may have seen people depleting their savings to learn graphic designing. It surely helps you to become a good graphic designer to study such courses. However, you can also become one without spending so much. It is easy to teach yourself to design well and even make a long career out of it. All you need are five things.

1. Interest in learning
2. Perseverance
3. Interest in learning
4. Perseverance, and
5. Interest in learning

How to learn?

Learn to Draw: Learn to sketch a little before going for any kind of software training. Draw just about anything you feel like drawing. It is not even necessary that you have to become an expert but knowing some basic stuff about drawing will help you out greatly when you start designing images. It will help you strengthen your foundations and build your skills quickly. When you’re trained enough to do a decent and interesting sketch, you are good to go ahead with exploring designing on software.

Learn Software Applications: When you have taught yourself to make good sketches, you can start learning to design images on software right away. All the bottled up interests might explode and you may fall head over heels in love with any software that comes your way. Take control of your interests and learn those that are really helpful like Photoshop, Illustrator, and so on. These widely recognized and used software have the necessary tools to make your designs exciting and unique. When you are equipped with such knowledge and the right tools, you can start practicing. Hear me right. You’re still practicing. There are more things you will have to do.

Learn Specialties: As you fumble around with different images and designing images just to practice, don’t assume that you’ve created a portfolio. You’re still practicing and so look around to find out what interests you. Do some soul-searching and find what you’re interested in doing and discover what your specialty is. If mobile app images are what attract you, then learn how to design them, read books about them and keep exploring. If infographics is on your mind, give it more attention and spend your time and effort on sharpening your skills to build infographics. Like every other field, do what you like and you will shine one day.

Build a Portfolio: It’s now time to build a portfolio of images, your very own designs to show people what you have acquired by all these days of learning and practicing. However, do not be quick to add all images you design after this stage, to your portfolio. Get personal feedback for every single image from people who know something about designing. It’s okay even if your images aren’t great or their feedback says that you got to improve a lot. Learn to interpret their feedback as the areas you need to improve on and embark on a journey with more passion to achieve what you started to do. Do not ignore criticisms and consider everything people say but stick to the constructive ones. There are nay-sayers everywhere; do not let their voices stop you from practicing more.

If followed ardently, these steps will help you become a cool graphic designer very soon. Patience and practice are two virtues you will have to have stored up a lot in order to achieve success in learning graphic designing this way.

Rarefly Technologies has a group of expert graphic designers who have gathered a wide range of experience and knowledge in their field. Each challenge they have faced has helped them sharpen their skills and they are now equipped with everything necessary to create incredible images. Call us to learn more about our graphic designing services.

How To Find An Effective Web Design Company

Posted by | Posted in web design | Posted on 13-05-2014

find an effective web design company

Web designing is a critical factor that you need to look at with a lens. There is so much to designing an effective website and there are many different aspects to consider. You need to match colors, choose the right fonts, decide how many columns you need, locate videos and images at the right locations and decide the web standards for your website. The process can be really complex, but you will nevertheless have to do it meticulously.

These examples of what you need to do before the actual coding are just indicative. However, there is more to designing a website and coding is just another aspect before you actually publish your website. Not every component that goes into the making of an effective web design fall within a single domain of expertise. Graphic designers help to prepare images, cameramen shoot videos, SEO specialists make it search engine friendly and content writers write scripts and so on. This is what makes designing a mind boggling endeavor.

As a business owner, you may not be able to set apart enough time to be deeply involved in the making of your website. Therefore, the only recourse available for most people is leaving it to a professional web designing company. Here begins your task toward building an effective website for your business.

Intuitively people search the internet for locating a professional web designing company, but information overflow can confuse anyone. You will see so many listed out there; practically thousands of companies if you care to count them. But don’t feel overwhelmed by the numbers; there are ways to zero in on the right company. Here are 3 important issues you need to resolve before you contract with a designing company.

  1. Run a check on the company’s experience. As a general rule, the longer a designing company has been in business, the better it is for you. You can expect them to have handled more projects across many niches, have expert coders, probably understand your business and have expertise with your business type. The advantage of hiring an experienced company is not difficult to see and most important of all is you don’t have to spend endless hours with them. However, in your own interest, we suggest that you be involved in the designing process from day one.
  2. Run a check on the company’s in-house skill set resources. Website technologies have grown by leaps and bounds over the years. The coding standards itself have undergone sea changes with the introduction of HTML5 and CSS, and the likes. Besides the coding, there are many other web technologies you may want to use in your website. They may include PHP, JavaScript, ASP and others for examples. Talk to the company and find out what technologies they use. The choice of technologies can tilt toward or away from the company.
  3. Check references, production facilities, flexibility in pricing and the personality of the company before hiring. Even the best plan you have for your website can change at times and that means the company you hire should be willing to adapt to changing environment. A rigidly posed company is often difficult to deal with and if you are negotiating for your first website, we would not recommend them. It is not uncommon to see companies that depend excessively on outsourcing, and it is best you don’t patronize them. They can potentially delay the implementing of your website project.

Rarefly Technologies is a reputed company in the web designing industry. They are reputed for adopting the newest technologies as they unfurl. What makes them so attractive is the vast pool of talent at their disposal and the in-house expertise and resources they have developed over the years.