Categories: Logo Design Tips, Logo Designers
Written By: Nora Reed
My post title is a simple question but I would like to elaborate it further to help you find a reasonable answer. People who have been in this design industry for so long are not sure on “what makes a successful logo designer…a design degree or creative skills?”
Lately, surveys have proved Graphic Design to be one of the most demanding and famous career choices. Number of students graduate from design schools every year but only few of them turn out to be successful designers. They all get their design degrees but why only some of them leave their marks in the industry?
It is all because design lessons and degrees can "sharpen" one’s skills to a certain level of perfection but it is the inner gifted spark which helps a designer go long way. However, in this advanced computer age anyone with a latest version of Adobe Creative Suite and a Mac book pro, can claim to be a logo designer but only few come up with great designs.
Short and sweet, a design degree and few design software on your laptop, are not enough to make you a successful logo designer. Design Degree and Design tools can help you learn the mechanics, concepts, and theories of designing but they can’t add magic to your logo designs.
Please don’t assume that I claim design degrees to be useless and accredit raw talent to be the secret of a successful logo designer. After all, there is no way to skip the eternal trend of hiring logo designers or logo design companies on basis of their design degrees and design certificates. It’s a bitter truth that many talented designers fail to get jobs in established design firms because they haven’t been to a reputable design school.
Who takes the award – Design Degree, Design Tools or Talent?
Anyhow, I have openly shared my perspective with you all but still cannot decide which characteristic makes a successful logo designer….Design Degrees, Design Tools or Talent?
Now your go