Does one need to be good at drawing to pursue a career in graphic design?
Even though I don't plan on pursuing a career in the graphic design field, this has always been a question of curiosity. I'm taking a communications technology course where we look at graphic design, and our teacher said that you don't need to know how to draw at all. Rather, you just need to know how to communicate effectively and know how to utilize the tools properly. Any input would be appreciated. #graphic-design #art #design #graphic-designer #career
You are supposed to be a good imaginative thinker to imagine and create .Happy Thinking
For more info on graphic design and career info, I recommend AIGA, the professional association for design, Communication Arts as well as connecting with design groups on LinkedIn.
Studying drawing does not need to become a professional level. It does develop the eye's capability to discern good design. I believe that if you a pursuing a career in art, it would be a good idea to engage with drawing, application of color and perspective.
Graphic design may not require professional drawing skills or fine art background, but UX designer Essentially, all a designer needs to know is how to sketch out basic design content.
Be abstract and different! Having the ability to draw isn't everything at the end of the day - there is so much more to it!
The short answer is no. I would say that you need to have an artistic eye, but the physical need to draw is low on the list. I say this for a few reasons. First, where I work, graphic design is one of the skills required for the role that I do, Instructional Designer. It is not a job in and of itself. It is a skill set that I have to tap in order to my job well. At my company, we do have Graphic Designers who support my role, however, there are rare times when the graphic designers do all the work on their own. Depending upon where you work, you can expect to have others to depend on for skills that you may lack. Another reason is that graphic design isn't always about designing logos specifically and more about creating a visual experience. I would have to agree with your teacher that you should make sure to focus on communication - how you can use visual elements to communicate. This is not just drawings. This can be about composition of elements on a page or the color palette that you are using. It is also in the words that you choose and how you present them.
I think that you have chosen an exciting field to be a part of. I hope that you find success with it.