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Attributes of a Successful Designer

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Our team here at JeTT is wide and diverse. We have our Creative Director (of course) designers, social media mangers, and project managers just to name a few! This week we are providing a sneak peak into the many attributes that our fabulous designers possess.

First, JeTT’s web designers do much more than design! We (and the client) depend on them to catch and execute vision.  Additionally, they must hold a set of qualities that allows for them to make the most discriminating clients happy while creating the best designs. Attitude and the way a designer sees things are two major aspects, laying the foundation for success! 

As the graphic design industry continues to evolve, only those who keep up can stay ahead of the game. A successful designer must always be learning. They must always be creating. And they must always be humble! The minute they stop learning is the minute they set themselves up for failure. Creativity never stops and designing is a lifelong process. When a designer is always creating, they build an outlet that allows for them to create true original designs, giving them the freedom of restrictions. 

Great graphic designers live outside of their comfort zone!  They are chameleons, flexible and always expanding their design aesthetics. Yes, they all have their own personal style, but the designer must think about what is best for the client/brand they are designing for. 

Successful graphic designers are always looking for inspiration. They find creativity in everyday things, not just another’s work.  Most designers keep a pool of inspiration. This gives them something to always go back to when they are starting a new design process. 

Being able to take criticism is also very important when it comes to making a client’s vision come to life. Successful graphic designers know how to accept criticism and use it to grow and improve their design skills.  It’s all part of the learning process. And last, but not least, successful designers are professional collaborators. They are team players within their agency and their clients.  Working well with others makes the world go round! 

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a successful designer? We’d love to see your work! Send your resume’ and a link to your portfolio to info@jettmg.com

Posted by JeTT Media Group