Two Posters Mapping a Graphic Designer’s Road to Success by Smartpress.com and HOW Design

Smartpress.com interviewed 100 graphic designers over a three month period to gather the information shown in this colorful infographic, a Graphic Designer’s Road Map. Click on the image below to see more detail, which includes quotes from various creative professionals during their interviews. Personally, I have to question whether or not the ability to draw is as unimportant as indicated by this graphic, but it’s still a fun poster worth exploring.

Another great piece with advice for young designers is a poster called “29 Things That All Young Designers Need to Know,” which provides practical suggestions for how to transition from your role as a design student into one as a design professional. Published in the January 2011 issue of HOW design, it’s the piece I’ve got hanging on my wall at home.

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29 Things That All Young Designers Need to Know

Click here to order a copy of HOW’s “29 Things That All Young Designers Need to Know” poster, designed by id29 (a firm that also has an amazing portfolio site worth exploring).

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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