Last updated on September 4th, 2017
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Picked out a class already? Here are a few things you’ll want to factor in before you go ahead and sign up for one:
- Do you want something that would last for an entire year? Or do you just want a summer program? Is that too long for you? Maybe all you have in mind is a two-day seminar? Maybe a half-day session on the basics of logo design sounds perfect? Which one do you want to take? Which one sounds the most ideal for you, in terms of time and money?
- Do you want something closer to home? Or do you find it better if everything in the class happens online? Or maybe a little commute isn’t an issue for you?
- How serious are you about taking logo design classes? Your answer to this should tie up with the first one. If you just want to give the class a try, out of curiosity, go right ahead. A short program or a few classes, maybe even a month-long beginner’s course, will all fit the bill. However, if you can see yourself making a career in design, taking comprehensive design classes is a must. And that includes taking that logo design class. After all, you’re going to have to build on your skill set. Classes will give you the technical training you’ll need to get hired for jobs and survive in the real world. This is especially true if you decide to live on nothing more than your skills as a graphic designer. Charm and wit are nice to have but talent and skill must-haves.
- It’s not enough that you want a career in graphic design—now. What about tomorrow? Are you absolutely sure about this or is this just a temporary phase? Enrolling in a few design classes is a great introduction to the field. But it’s a long-term commitment. You’ve got to love, breathe, dream of graphic design and not merely ‘like’ it.
Want to find out how you can learn more about designing logos? Here are some tips you’ll find helpful:
- Go Online
Find reliable resources. Read everything you can and commit the basics to heart. There are great blogs out there that offer a wealth of information, from the best creative logo designs that show you what works or one about the worst corporate logos. Take note of important details. Learn, learn, learn. The upside of this is you’ll get to learn plenty of things—free of charge. The downside, of course, is the lack of a mentor or teacher who can correct your mistakes or train you or even give you an encouraging pat or a scold, depending on what you need at the moment.
- Enroll In Short-Term Programs
Join two-day seminars or one day events on logo design. This is great if all you want is to explore the topic as a hobby. Also, if you haven’t got that much free time on your hands, this is perfect.
- Join A Club Or Community Of Designers
There are plenty of forums and sites online that welcome amateurs, beginners, hard-core design enthusiasts, professionals and more. If possible, find your niche. If it’s logo design, then concentrate on finding a network of logo designers. Join that network. Make friends. Build connections. And start looking for people who can take you under their wing. Ask a lot of questions. You’ll learn more if you know how to listen.
- Invest In A Diploma Course
if you’re really serious about building a career in design, then it might be time for you to invest in your future. Classes provide you with the technical know-how you’ll need to be proficient in your field. It’s your foundation and it will inform every aspect of your art. If your schedule is a bit tight, look into programs that’ll allow you to go to some or a few of your classes online. But the important thing is to go.
After all, you’re not just studying how it is to sketch a logo, position a font or use Adobe Illustrator to produce logos. Nor are you in school just to find out which colors go perfect with the right formats, how to submit creative ideas or even how to make your clients happy. You’re learning how it is to be the kind of person who lives for art, to learn and build the kind of creative philosophy you’ll have to live with for years—maybe even for the rest of your life.
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