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.
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).