Graphic designers create computer graphics, electronic images, and desktop designs for companies such as advertising agencies, publishing houses, and television studios. Here are a few qualities that successful graphic designers have in common:
- Creative: When it comes to design, you often have to think outside of the box.
- Flexible: Projects may require compromise and different approaches for different clients.
- Innovative: Design issues will require creativity and unique problem solving.
- Dependable: Clients and employers rely on you to get the job done.
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