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#1 finestroke

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:16 AM

Do you have to be good in drawing in order to succeed on this career or you just need a keen sense of sight?

#2 GJR

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:47 AM

It helps but design can function completely independently of drawing talent. For me I think the most important thing in design is that you have a sense of what looks 'nice', 'cool', 'edgy'(depending on your style). I think you could be rubbish at drawing and still put a successful design together with modern tools.

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#3 GJR

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:49 AM

What are your thoughts on this finestroke? from seeing your work i guess you do hand draw your designs?

#4 finestroke

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:26 PM

For me it all comes together.. :)

#5 GJR

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:05 PM

Just noticed you posted your sketch for yallingup. I really like that design - your colour choice is excellent. My sketches never last long because I'm usually so disgusted with them I throw them away as soon as I can! I very rarely draw up a full concept, I will just put together a rough idea of what I am thinking with pencil and paper to make sure it's going to work then I will draw straight into illustrator with my wacom.

#6 HappyGD

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:44 PM

Michael Bierut (vimeo.com/9084072) is one of the more well known and respected graphic designers in the world. On many occasions he even admitted that he cannot draw. He doesn't really use software that much either. He's more of a creative director who is really good at solving design problems

DB: do you think it’s important for a graphic designer to be able to draw?
MB: to be honest, not any more. I would take someone who is able to read over someone who is able to draw any day.

www.designboom.com/design/michael-bierut-interview

#7 ambush

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:57 PM

Being able to draw definitely helps in the beginning stages of a design. Utilizing sketching to get an idea across or to lay out a rough outline always speeds up the process.

#8 Jaraigo

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 08:08 PM

I believe that the most important thing when creating logos are the correct balance between element and composition, always try to be simple, direct and unique

#9 MISSnicki

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:19 PM

Drawing or AWESOME illustration is not necessary. You can turn a simple sketch into an awesome 3-d looking logo in AI very easily. SO do not let the fact that illustration is not a strong point for you hinder you from becoming a designer. AI can do alot of the work for you ;)

#10 finestroke

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:24 PM

Drawing or AWESOME illustration is not necessary. You can turn a simple sketch into an awesome 3-d looking logo in AI very easily. SO do not let the fact that illustration is not a strong point for you hinder you from becoming a designer. AI can do alot of the work for you ;)


Computer Aid makes our work faster, but how do you arrive on your graphic solution?

#11 MISSnicki

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 04:27 PM

I agree! I try to add a clever hidden element to each logo design, usually in the negative space.
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#12 finestroke

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 06:11 PM

Quick tip, always do the first IDEA that pops in your mind. Always works for me! Everytime!
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