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  • Birup Sekh

    March 15, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    I’ll be to the point… I will categories them into two

    First core skills:

    1. Sketching : It is the primary skill to be a designer. Well sketching for a designer is a language of communication. This where you start from and like a language it has it’s own grammer.
    2. Not just black and white sketching… you need to know coloring to… you cam start of with color pencil>paint>oil paint>(if economically feasible)copic markers
    3. Knowledge of Basics of arts and design… like color theory, typography, etc

    Secondly software skills

    1. You need to know softwares like Photoshop and illustrator(Compulsory) These are costly softwares if you dont get the crack version dont worry try open source alternatives like Gimp 2{it is exactly like Photoshop and free, good enough fr a beginner}
    2. Other softwares like Maya, CorelDRAW, Autodesk, 3ds max, Indesign, etc learn as when it’s required or you want to grow
    3. Graphic tablets: once you have learned all the above stuffs to some extent it’s time to shit up to next level. Start with a Basic pen tab(beginner)…then go fr a higher end(amature/pro) as you develop shift to a digital display graphic tablet(+pro/expert)

    It would be good if you can find a guru or someone to teach you the basics. But again it boiks down to your dedication.

  • Arjun Roy

    March 15, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    A lot of practical and software skills are learnt on the job once you are working, it’s rare to be externally trained on a regular/ongoing basis. So the ability to teach yourself is a skill I would value highly. Your job is to learn everyone else’s job, keep that in mind and you’ll be ok.

    If your question was more basic: Skills I use are – Thinking in 3D, naming and language, research, drawing, mock-up making, typography, administration and filing, communication, making tea and coffee and being nice to people.