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6 Non-Design Skills You Need as a Designer

  • 1.Communication Skills
  • Good communication is a cornerstone of good design. After all, design is about visual communication.
  • 2.Marketing Skills
  • As graphic designers, we are on the front lines when it comes to advertising and marketing to customers. “Presentation isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”
  • 3.Illustration Skills
  • While it is not always necessary to be able to draw in order to be a graphic designer, it doesn’t hurt.
  • 4.Technical Capability
  • There are many benefits to being a tech-savvy creative. For one thing, you may save a considerable amount of money by being able to troubleshoot.
  • 5.Networking Skills
  • Networking also allows you to connect with other people in your industry or in the creative services world in general.
  • 6.Research and Planning Skills
  • Something often overlooked by designers is the importance of good research, as well as strategic planning.

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