Mistakes to be avoided if you are planning to become a Graphic Designer


Whether you are a fresh designer or have spent years in the industry there are a few common mistakes every Graphic Designer has made at some point of time. Below is the list that needs to be considered if you are planning to become a Graphic Designer:


1. Taking constructive feedback too personally


2. Not Understanding Instructions


3. Overthinking everything


4. Design for the client and not for yourself


5. Not asking for an upfront before starting a Project


6. Forgetting Comic Sans is obsolete


7. Not knowing the famous designers and their creations


8. Not following naming convention to name your files


9. Relying too much on spell check


10. Delivering without proof reading


11. Not sketching before designing


12. Using multiple fonts in one design


13. Using Photoshop filters


14. Not setting proper deadlines for projects


15. Not meeting the already set deadlines


16. Over-Promise Then Under-Deliver


17. Misusing Kerning in a not so pleasing format


18. Delivering wrong resolutions


19. Using RGB colors for print and CMYK for web


20. Using low resolution web images for printing


21. Not backing up files and loosing them at a later stage


22. Designing logos in raster format rather than vector


23. Not saving source files


24. Not learning keyboard shortcuts


25. Overdoing shadows, bevel and emboss


26. Loosing creativity, while trying to rely too much on Design Trends

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