How do I get a job in graphic design that focuses more on illustration?
I am in my third year of college with a major in graphic design and a minor in marketing. I would like to focus more on digital illustration rather than logo or web design. How would I go about presenting myself to a prospective job? What should I expect from the work environment? What will the work flow be like? I haven't been able to get an internship so I'm completely blind to all of this. #graphic-designer #graphic-design #illustrator #adobeprograms
When you have something specific you are good at is a great thing, but always keep your mind open to all design aspects and brand identity creation.
first things first,prepare your portfolio to present your ideas at the best way and i'd advise you to use Behance.
When applying to jobs always consider that you want something around the digital illustration which means you want something like designing characters or creating environments or making scenes ready to animate or games creator agencies.
If you want to get a job, work on your soft skills also which is a very important part in the new world business and the new normal.
Create a LinkedIn account! that's an important thing to do and make sure your profile is very presentable and has the right info about you.
Other suggestions are to partner with a graphic designer, so your can show more than illustrations but also collaboration and composition, and then target some imaginary, friends, family or volunteer/charity work to build out a portfolio before a job... portfolio in illustration is essential.