In my opinion, designers should not find their style but instead, they should keep trying new styles continuously trying to improve and take their work beyond the point that is their comfort zone. Think about it, if you kept improving your work at the rate you did at the start of your career, you you would definitely be a better graphic designer today.
How you can continually improve as a graphic designer? Read some of the following suggestions to find one that is right for you.
Study design tutorials
Design tutorials provide an excellent way to advance your skills. These tutorials explain the process of reaching a specific outcome by going through the complete process in detail. Tutorial sites generally explore a diverse range of skills, like photo manipulation or text effects. Select a good site that covers good technique, and pay attention to the workflow and the procedure.
Look for inspiration from diverse sources
Inspired designs cannot be created with limited sources of stimulation. Look for offline influences that can influence your work positively. Inspiration can be found anywhere in everyday life, in nature, and in bizarre and transitory events. You can explore posters, movies, street signs and photography for variety and creativity, which will ultimately reflect your work, making it richer and increasingly profound.
Choose specific designs
If your designing is consistently based on similar themes, improvement can be difficult. In my experience, creating a design around a particular idea can be effective. Instead of nature, try manipulating your design around a personal favourite such as a quote or song, or even a memory. It can be quite fascinating to create a design based on an obscure entity.
Use your pertinent talents
Diversity is crucial for diversity in your design project, and is also the key element for improvement. An excellent way of creating variety is by using some of your additional talents. If you draw or sketch very well, you can scan the hand drawn sections and creatively incorporate them into your designs. You can use your skills in calligraphy in a similar way, by merging them with your knowledge in digital typography. If you don’t have any relevant creative skills, learn something new.
Be original and passionate
Don’t just go with the trending styles in design, because the numerous images that all look similar, do not show much effort to improve. Your goal must always be to produce unique and original work, and the best way to be innovative is to be passionate about what you do. If the inspiration for your design comes from something within, something you are passionate about, such as love, friendship or loss, it will reflect in your work.