so how can you make 6fig+ with graphic design?>hardmode no fiverr
>>440192sell nigger faggot tokens
>>440192anybody with any talent for graphic design were recruited by the obombe gang via their teachers (whom btw are all either demonrats or communists) in the late 2000'sthat's why graphic design fell of a cliff in the 2010's and is in free fall even today: zero culture for the designers and tools that even a monkey can use to attain some standardized & desirable effectthis is also the reason why nobody comes to /gd/
>>440192swindle your way to a chief UI/UX consultant shit role where other people do everything and you just say yes and no to those things. Thats waht I'm aiming for at least, i fucking hate gd now that its my fulltime job for the past 7 years
>>440385if youve been doing it for 7 years then you know what to pad your resume with for that kinda thing then right? ive got the same idea but for creative director/art director
>>440192Just do logos for the government or very large corporations only. You'll be a millionaire.>>440280graphic design is a dying career field, people can get work done online by jeets for $5 and AI will finish it off completely probably by 2030.
>>440417>government or very large corporations onlyyou must be beyond delusional if you think they "hire" designers or agencies. it's always friends and family of the mayor/board/CEO/etc
>>440442Well I got a government subcontracted graphic design job before, and I'm not politically connected in anyway. Most money I've ever made freelancing.
>>440192Sixerr.Its a new start up im making, I think it will provide a lot of opportunities for you all.
>>440192>>manager/supervisor/creative/art directorno money in making anymore, managing is where the money is
It's called applying to any startup via angellist and become a product designer.
>>440192Get in on the ground floor with a company that you think will boom and ride the wave up towards being the creative director
>>440442LOL, you're so fucking retarded, but this place is plagued with NEETs and Incels who have no real world experience, so now when I see completely spastic comments like this, I just laugh.
>>440280oh shut the ever living christ the fuck up
>>440417you dont get half a mil for a logoyou get a fat comission to make an identity system and usage booklet for all possible aspects of official use. which is a lot of work.
>>440192remember to always use pirated adobe products. save you a lot of money.
>>441543Most logos for big corporations are done at the agency level, where you pay for market and branding research, and a LOT of hand holding. https://www.hatchsf.comIs an agency that gets the big contracts for re-branding at the corporate level. Look at their client list.You think you're good? They're hiring for a senior designer. Go apply. Find out.
1. Take on more clients2. Hire contractors to help 3. ???4. PROFIT
>>440192definitely not as a graphic designer unless you get luckyproduct design is where the money is
type design brv. I am like "well, there are plenty!", but obviously every other brand wants to have its own font. It is also ridiculously easy to sport a whole family nowadays, at least in comparison to the past. + there are not too many people being pros in this, so with a little effort some agencies will think you're great quite fast.
>>440192Only if you live in San Francisco, New York, London. And your social skills are more important than your designer skills.
>>441558okdont let your ego hit the door on your way out
>>441543its not that much work desu we pop those out weekly
>>441820Nice. What software do you use? I've messed around with Fontforge before but didn't really know what I was doing. I hear Glyphs is the new popular thing, but it's only for Mac and costly.
>>4415159RcSWBxGjr#post-triggeredIQ test personality test, etcAI chat & image generatormeditationTutorials (soon)Go help yourself arg (beta) rabbit holeSelf help server don’t have to say anything(Post semi related)
currently making $120-$150K annually as a freelancer. 13 yrs in the industry but only 2 full years freelance.the biggest key, have a solid network and acquire retainers or steady/consistent work.also, dont fucking suck. most of you shitty juniors are horrible and will never make it in this industry, good luck tho anon.
>>442150big city? east coast west coast? typical project scope?
>>442150what is it that makes a good designer for you? Is it sufficient to have a simple and orderly style, or do customers regularly want some more gaudy shit? How do you manage to work fast and efficient, and how much of your work is just that/some kid of a no-brainer?
>>440192It's never the fancy, flashy stuff you expect to make money but the most boring, inane shit.Look at the top sellers on Etsy: nobody gives a crap about your intricately created illustrations, art or graphic designs, but make 20 iterations of the same minimalist (read: lazy and empty) resume template and you're in business.Also watercolor everything because moms and women are the demographic that shops the most online.
>>440192gotta become a tech whore
Without going into UI-UX, which will likely net you 6 figures upon entry in a normal city and without killing yourself working 24/7. I'd say these can be done in any decently major city in America; if you live in like Iowa or some shit, I really have no idea what to tell you.- Senior Designer. 3-5 years of Exp. around 70-80k and a really lazy freelance business/shop to net you 15-20k a year.- Art Director - 90-100k/year. About 5 years experience.- Presentation Design Gigs - These are so underrated. You build fancy Powerpoint templates and just make entirely too much fucking money
>>442914poster here, salaries are way off now apparently. so much has changed in 6 months LOL we're fucked
>>442915Changed... in which direction?
>>441542reddit tier swearing
>>440442Kek,>Be me, 18>Volunteer at the local MAGA depo>talk to everyone any anyone, >'yeah I'm a professional graphic designer'>Start working with electoral campaigns, making campaign posters.>Finally got a senator to bite, did good work>Guy liked me and asked me to do some of his companies work. Dudes in oil>Arrange my first print with Exxon Mobil's gas station at 45,000.>NDA's still got me tight lipped but it's good money.>>441543>you dont get half a mil for a logoThis, nobody but techies are going to justify that for a 1 person 1 time fee. Offer a brand management services, which covers data analysis, communicating with company shareholders and design consulting. Then hire online illustrators to boost your portfolio. >I have artists from around the world ready to help us get your logo right and prep it for a global market.You don't just do their logo for a 1 time fee, you do 10,000 magazine deal here a 100,000 product line up there and it adds up over time.>Company invests in their brand identity (you)>They link any boost in revenue to your work and invest more. Wherever you go start making connections, if your going to engage the giants either have a man on the board or be popular online.
>>442954ok, with no traceble details - describe the work such that the someone is paying 45000 for plox
>>442954>data analysisWhat kinda?Nice story then, congrats. As it is supposed to go, i guess.
>>440192look at this twitter threadhttps://twitter.com/rileyj_s/status/1643973520828043264many motherfuckers making back who can't fucking design
>>443064now this is wht i was talking about in that baby block identity design: real rangers per project typesthanks for sharing
>>443064these are all web-dev and such related, not gd
>>440385This is the answer. I have 2 friends who do exactly this
>>440415how on earth do I get creative director/art director who's a hobbyist and does not have any professional experience? I want to utilize my insane taste by telling people what's good and bad
>>443111stop bruhing and tell me what did I say wrong
>>443279bruhif you dont think its graphic design,i justwellim really worried for you
>>443280My dikk is in ur ear.
>>443281lol tiny dik
>>440192by graphic design alone it's impossible.even 10 years ago it was pretty rare to be "just graphic design" guy, or just "logotype" guy. i think this shit where someone could make a living of just jerking off logos was done in the 80s-90s to be honest. designers now are all multidisciplinary. especially if we are talking about something so casual as graphic design.
>>443367sounds quite demoralizing
>>443367What would a successful multidisciplinary designer do?
>>443373aside from basic graphic design i would say the essentials are ui/ux and motion design(2d, and if you have a good gpu 3d is very good option as well). basics of 3d sculpting to create simple models is good as well. or at least to the point when you know how to download ready assets and use them. and by basics of graphic design I mean you can do the whole branding for a potential client. logo, colors, identity, print layouts, etc
>>443375So, 2d graphic design + motion + simple 3dSeems reasonable desu. Once upon a time graphic designers had to up and learn illustrator and photoshop, this seems kind of similar.
Where to find new clients and gigs if you have literally 0 friends, connections nor networking? Asking for a good friend.
>>443454Are you good?
>>443455Yes. Over 15 years of experience in the field as a hobbyist, sadly
>>443456What country are you from?
>>443459Does it matter in today's remote world?
>>443454Maybe, maybe not. A lot of clients can still be found locally
>>443467Wew lads you found me. Now hire me.
>>443469I can find you clients, but take a cut
>>443476not him but if youre serious ill go 80/20
>>443476Sure, let's do this. Give me your throwaway email or some contact where I can send you my works. Also, tell me what kind of clients you have. I've done everything from each corner (concept art, book illustration, comic, murals, portraits, logo design, banners, album covers, and so on) and I've made some good money. But just recently with all the AI generated shit I realized I can make a career with actual skills, since there is a lot of people making a bank by prompting. It's all so ridiculous. So yeah, a good agant finding a lucrative business for me would be really nice leveup.
>>443530>>443570 Ok gents I will get back to you shortly.
>>443574Thanks my lad. I will be starving and waiting right where you left me.t.hungryartist
>>443595Get a real job. Design was never a true job, much less now when AI will replace 95% of designers worldwide.
>>443625>Get a real jobOkay. What's the real job to you and how do make your living? See?
>>443625>2 more weeks
>>443625ignorant take, but common i suppose