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In almost every piece of man’s creation – every art, craft or innovation – there is the aspect to make it more appealing to the eyes of the users so that more engagement and interactions can result from the users. It’s true that the task that you present to people might be relevant, interesting and to the point, but what matters is the mode of presenting the work. You definitely what to capture the user’s interest on first glance before you retain them to sample your work.
This calls for the use of well-crafted graphics which are visually appealing to the eyes of a person and convey the intended message in the most reasonable time-limit necessary to induce interactions or engagement by the user.
What pleases the eye pleases the soul
You need to note that a graphic can easily distort the message and thus result into generating non-authentic interest. Therefore it is paramount that you create or use graphics which are simpler to decipher and understand. Even if the information being conveyed is that which is complicated, you will have to design a graphic which is simple and breaks the whole info and then conveys it in a visually appealing manner which helps the users to have a better understanding of the material in context.
Above all, you need to have something which induces fun and creates a conducive atmosphere which is hospitable and doesn’t turn off the user. As a matter of fact, the graphic should induce the desire to share its info with others e.g. through social media.
This means that while your original content may be published through a different mode from what the graphic relays, at the end of the day both of them should be enthusiastic at delivering the desired and purposed results.
This website previously belonged to Kyle Schembri who was a web and graphic designer and used it to showcase designs that he had previously made.
This site still has content about graphic and web designers. There are some posts which are published and they are real gold nuggets that you’d love to have a look at.
Finally Living The Dream
My dad is the best carving artist in my small countryside town. My mum weaves mats and other fabric interior house decors. Both of their parents made their livelihood from handiwork. What I’m saying is that my family has a history with arts and crafts. I was never amazed that I was the best drawing artist in my early years in school. I beat all my peers and I was showered with gifts for my talent.
From a young age, I knew I would be some kind of an artist but could not define what exactly an artist I would be.
Where it all began
In my middle school I had refined my drawing skills. I would do pieces for my teachers and friends. At our home, I had a few pieces on the wall and guests would not believe such master pieces were done by a junior school kid.
In my 6th year in primary school there was a drawing competition and whoever won would be commissioned to do pieces that promoted breast cancer awareness events that was held in the town’s public park every year. I did great drawings that won the competition. I was happy to be part of the cancer initiative and I knew my work would make a positive difference.
After the event I became an overnight star not only in my school but the entire town. One of the people present at the cancer awareness event promised to get back to me and see if I was willing to put my talent into an even better use. After a week, the man came by and we met at the teachers’ staff room. He told me about web and graphic design. I had no idea what this was but he promised to train me into becoming a great designer. That is when my passion became valid and I never looked back.
Sharpening my skills
Every weekend the man we met at school used to teach me about graphic arts. We did it on his computer but he said once I was proficient enough he would get me a laptop. I worked so hard and it paid off soon. I was getting better each day and my mentor saw my potential to become a star in the future. I never wanted to disappoint so I gave all my best. My parents gave the support I needed and I knew this was the career path I would follow.
My first professional task as a designer was on a weight loss website. The client offered healthy diets for those who wanted to lose weight. I designed a simple website that would be easy to navigate. When I presented the client with the final work, he praised it and promised to give me future work. I pocketed my first paycheck when I was in my second year in high school.
Why I chose this career
Graphics are fun to work with. You come up with an imaginative idea and put it into a reality. I loved the freedom that designers have. I use graphics to communicate and express deep meaning that would not be possible with words. As a graphic designer, it is not about the level of education I had but rather the passion.
I became a professional web and graphic designer before I completed high school and this has been a blessing in my life. I helped my parents in paying my fees and for once I was not a burden to them.
How I achieved my dream
I did not wake up one day and said that I wanted to become a designer. It all started in a small way. I began by drawing simple things and those around me noted my talent. I kept practicing and won many drawing competitions. It even took more hard work to transition from drawing to graphic designing. While my friends were having fun over the weekends, I was in a designing mentorship that sometimes lasted into midnight. It took dedication to be where I am today.
I now work with a top web designing company in New York. Apart from that, I have a personal designing business which is managed by my wife. I would say that I am living my dream. It may not have been rosy all the way but I have nothing to complain.