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How to get a graphic design job
                hey everyone this is Graphic Temple the graphic design job to you and today we're going to talk about how to get a graphic design job in 2018 so there are a few things you should know if you're looking for a job as a graphic designer and this has really geared more towards college graduates or someone who got laid off of a job or maybe just quit because you were tired of your current job so we'll go over your resume actually applying for jobs your portfolio and then getting an interview so first let's start off with your resume okay so the design of your resume you should really keep it simple you don't want to have a lot of graphics on the page I've seen so many graphic design resumes that are just kind of a little overwhelming because of all the graphics I would keep them to a pretty pretty bare minimum honestly stay away from graphs that show skill sets like oh I'm ninety percent proficient in this or I'm 70 percent proficient in this program I would say wait on that because they actually tend to work against you as someone who sat in a hiring seat before when I see this I'm not only seeing your best skill but I'm also seeing your worst and even if it's above average I usually think okay well they're actually not very good at that so I wouldn't really use a graph at all I would just list those programs and skills that you think that are very relevant to the job and then if you're not comfortable with something just leave it off completely as far as what jobs to put on your resume I would steer clear of non design jobs unless you are just out of college or something and you really don't have a lot of graphic design experience yet you should have some design experience on there
 regardless if you don't go ahead and get out there and get some experience so you need to have either freelance on there volunteer jobs even stuff you've done for your family counts as freelance so get those jobs on there and leave off you know a retail job if you can okay next your resume and cover letter it should absolutely be tailored to every job you apply for
 get the keywords in there
 that is what will flag it as being a good cover letter or a resume for an HR person to actually look at so a lot of the stuff these days it's just
 computer-based
 and if they don't see certain keywords in your cover letter and in your resume they will just automatically toss it also I want to mention if you're using illustrator or some other vector based program do not outline your fonts because then those computers cannot read those funds save it as a PDF a PDF can keep the fonts and it still looks great but the computers can still read it okay so next let's talk about your portfolio your portfolio should have eight to twelve great pieces of work in it and my pieces I mean like campaigns almost so if you made a logo you need to have that logo in many different applications maybe you can make a website with that logo maybe you can make letterhead business card and all of these different design projects as part of one project so eight to twelve of those so this was a big big undertaking I'm sure you already know it is really hard to create a portfolio but you should already have one at least started if you're coming right out of school and you should have work to show off in that portfolio if you're coming from a different job you should be tailoring your portfolio to the job also I usually have about 15 projects and then based on the job itself I'll take a few projects out and and put in my strongest ones that are tailored to that job I don't actually usually create a specific project for a job but I will make the effort to make it somewhat tailored around the position try to get rid of student work in your portfolio and the reason for that is student work is very very different from client work usually you have a lot more time to get those student pieces done and the interviewer is going to know that so once they see student work they think either a you don't really have a good real-world experience and maybe they think you don't have anything that you're proud of from your work so far so I would try to get rid of student projects unless of
 course you're right out of school and they're gonna know that in your
 portfolio I would absolutely put only your best work don't fill your portfolio with a bunch of stuff that is just okay definitely have your best work in there and if you decide that your best client work was not the one the client chose put the one that you think is the strongest because we all have clients who you know they want things a certain way and you might notice that the design sometimes is not the greatest after the clients changes so go ahead and put the one in there that you like the best and you know is the strongest art even though that's not the one that got chosen and you can always explain that in an interview okay so let's talk about the application process so if you don't have a job currently you should be spending eight hours a day trying to find a graphic design jobs this should be your job is searching for a job if you do have another job try to apply to at least four jobs a day and I know that is really really hard because if you do it right it's going to take quite a bit of time to actually tailor your resume portfolio and cover letters all to one job so that is probably gonna take 30 or 45 minutes at least so there might be a little bit of a tall order but at least please apply to one job every single day sign up for daily emails from LinkedIn Glassdoor indeed or any other job sites and you can get them to send you only graphic design jobs are only jobs with certain keywords in them and that's a really good way to kind of keep on top of the newest jobs that are out right now anytime a new one shows up you can apply right away that is a big deal when you're looking to be one of the first ones to apply because sometimes they just take the first ones and then they close it right after that when you're filling out online job applications it can get kind of tedious to write
 everything that they're asking for but I really recommend you do this because it is not the greatest thing it looks pretty lazy if you just put see resume and every single blank it's okay to copy and paste from your resume into those blanks though make sure to get as many keywords as you can in there
 if the situation applies and then finally try not to get hung up on one specific job that you really want don't get your heart set on one because in my experience when I was going through the applying phase I probably got a callback or an interview on one in ten jobs and I think it was actually even less than that it's probably more like one in 15 or something like that try to keep it six skin don't get your feelings hurt if the one that you really want doesn't call you back it happens one last thing about applying feel free to apply to jobs that you think might be a little over your skill level a lot of times companies will call graphic designers by several different things and you might think oh well I can't do that because I don't have that skill set or whatever but it might turn out that that job is something you could very easily do so for example I'm a creative services manager right now that's my job title but actually I'm a graphic designer that's what I do so I don't actually manage people or anything like that so I want to give you some job titles that I think you can apply to now I realize some of these have very different meanings but I want to keep your options open I want you to keep looking at several different things that might just mean graphic designer
 so here is a list for you and I also put this in the description of this News so you can check it their production designer art director web developer creative designer marketing designer packaging designer pre-press technician layout designer photo editor and the list does go on I'm not going to tell you all of them but multimedia designer assistant art director those are all things that could mean just graphic designer don't limit yourself okay so let's switch over to the interview when you get an interview with a graphic design company there are a few things you should know you should always absolutely be very well prepared so show up to the interview and very nice clothes I usually bring five resumes printed out because you never know how many people are going to be in your interview are you bringing my print portfolio I also bring a laptop in case someone wants to see some of my web work if you don't have a print portfolio that's okay but you need to be able to show people your portfolio
 without having to go to a lot of trouble having to have them go find a laptop somewhere in their company so you can show them your online portfolio you don't want to assume they have a
 projector or something in the room so bring a laptop bring an iPad bring a print portfolio but do not come to a graphic design interview without a portfolio I also bring a
 professional-looking binder with a notepad in it and some questions I've prepared beforehand because the very last thing they'll say probably is do you have any questions for us and it's always a good idea to have something prepared make sure you do research on the company you need to know exactly who it is you're going to be working for if you get the job and they'll be impressed by your knowledge of the company and then finally try to be yourself when I was hiring I thought two things one can this person do the job and two is this person going to fit in well with the company and get along well with everyone else so if you can amp up your charm and show them that you're really easy to work with and you're a fun person to get along with inject some personality into the interview you have won half the battle right there and then you just have to let them know you can do the job so these are my best tips on how to get a job in 2018 as a graphic designer and if you have any tips yourself please leave them in the comment section below so everyone else can see - thanks 

How to get a graphic design job

10 ways to make Passive Income as a Graphic Designer


                                     
                            hi this is Graphic Temple. I design how to do and today I'm going to talk about one of my favorite topics which is how to make passive income like graphic design first I want to talk a little bit about the difference between passive and active income so passive from my experience you have a ton of work at the beginning with little or no income to show for it you have really slow sales starting out but as you keep adding to those passive streams the income starts picking up and then as you go you have a steady stream of income and you might not be working quite as much as you did at the
 beginning and it feels a lot easier because you're used to it
 a problem you might notice is you might never actually make passive income it's sort of risky so you think oh I'll write an e-book and nobody ever buys it so it's a possibility you have to make sure your stuff is marketable that's one of the drawbacks and a risk you will be taking if you decide to try passive income but the great thing about passive income a compounds over time so that means let's say you start out with one ebook and you make five dollars a month on it then next month you put on another even so now you have a five dollar income that you're making already in a month plus the added income from that next ebook so that means you got there five plus whatever you make on the next month so let's say it's another five so now you got ten if you add another ebook you have the ten you're making per month on those two you guys plus whatever you are going to be making and over time is just compounds and compounds the more you market it and the better you get at creating the passive products the more money you'll make of course so my main advice is don't get up passive income means you're making money while you sleep although you put in a ton of work at first you will continue to see sales from that over the years I will say that passive income does require maintenance you have to keep adding and you have to keep working on it you can't just let it sit things change and people change their habits competition may get stronger all these things contribute to possibly less income as time goes on so you have to always keep upping your game but it's still worth it okay now let's talk about active income active income is when you guys hear job you work for 40 hours a week and then you get paid you don't ever make more money on that time that you worked it's one and done the nice thing about active income is you get paid right away you don't have to wait for years to get pay on something you did this type of income is more stable and solid there's not a lot of risk involved so you have an agreement with your employer that okay I did this much work paying for this much work and that's it compared to the passive side of things where it's like well I hope this will make me money someday you're basically guaranteed to get the money that you just worked for two weeks ago okay now I want to tell you the five ways that you can make money passively as a graphic designer
 number one and this is my favorite one because I'm having relative success with this right now
 is selling stock photos and stock vectors there are tons of stock sites out there and if you can create vectors with illustrator or take them kind of awesome pictures with your camera you can sell those the Shutterstock Fotolia i stock big stock one two three RS dreams time deposit photos can stock ala me and list goes on those are the big ones now here's the hard part you don't get paid very much when someone buys your stock photo for the most part you can but usually you'll get about 25 cents to 35 cents per stock photo download and at first I was a little hard for me to swallow but after time you sell so many of a certain photo that it ends up being worth your time so that's what I'm talking about when I say it starts really slow but over time you can make pretty good money number two create full designs and sell your art on products the sites I think you have for this are picks it in Vasil RedBubble I'm a member of red bubble and while I haven't made it
 money is a nice little amount of pocket change the images that I have out there will continue to sell over time again on those your ket is not going to be very high so if someone buys a twenty five dollar t-shirt you'll probably get it about three dollars and the reason for that is you don't have to deal with printing a t-shirt shipping it dealing with a customer it's all done for you so all you have to do is create the artwork and then sell it and resell it several times there's no limit to how many times you can sell your artwork number three get an empty shop I'm having pretty good success on my Etsy right now I do digital downloads so it actually is passive you can go the active route with se where you create a physical product and shove it to someone but I'm going to do passive so I do only digital
 downloads through Etsy one thing about se if you do physical products you have to worry about restrictions they will only allow handmade items and vintage items so if you're getting something mass-produced as it's not for you number four a self stuff on your own website I haven't started this one personally but I plan to start up my own website maybe have some products for sale on there eventually some ideas for you you could do hand lettered quotes those also sell great on Etsy you can do web templates email templates and graphic packs and bundles and this is just the name of you so if you have other ideas maybe I'm not thinking of go ahead and stick them on your own website and then promote the heck out of it on social media okay number five ebooks if you really know some part of graphic design so well maybe you know how to use illustrator better than anyone else you can create an e-book about how to use illustrator and teach other people what you know that they probably don't I actually don't know of a place to sell you go on the line unless the Amazon but you can always take that out by your own website and sell it on there just to remember to promote it so those are my five tips for passive income for graphic designers and I hope you got something out of this and we'll make a move towards your own design business if you have any
 questions or comments please leave this in the comment section below and if you like this video click like if you want to see more videos like this I plan on doing a little more leaning towards stock photography and passive income

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                              Hey guys it's GraphicTemple.com yes I'm a designer now you probably expect me to show you something really cool I'm new in Photoshop CC 2019 but this article will be slightly different okay so I don't want to sound negative and I don't want to be a downer but for the 20th version of Photoshop which is Photoshop CC 2019 I was expecting much more from the update so there are some new features and I write the Article and I'm going to go into detail in each of them but I thought I'd dedicate a separate Article on the contradiction of what's happening and the direction that Photoshop is taking I am going to share you my personal opinions and I try to be as objective as possible so being a full-time designer and an instructor that teaches Photoshop I feel like I am very close and passionate about
 everything that is happening with this application and I really want the best for future versions of Photoshop so to start on a positive note I know that the Photoshop team is working extremely hard and they are a group of passionate people as well that want to make this application better and their focus for this current version was to improve the performance and they've done a lot of work that's under the hood so you don't see it but they are updating it even down to how Photoshop is handling layers the whole engine handling that has been rewritten and continuously been improved to make the application run faster smoother and without less issues in general that is a great thing and I feel like it is more important to have a more stable and fast application than to have some shiny new gimmicks and features that might look cool but you might not use it ever in your work so definitely that is a very good direction and we have to understand that it takes time and rewriting code is not a simple task another thing that is clearly important for the developers is to make Photoshop more user-friendly especially for beginners so anyone who is just starting out using Photoshop might have issues with certain behaviors and just
 generally functions in Photoshop and that's something that they are trying to refine so getting easier like that learning curve to make it more steep and every new user should be able to get into Photoshop much faster that's again a very good direction and I can see the improvements already done in that area it is also important to mention that Adobe is working on a cross-platform version of Photoshop which is coming soon probably releasing in 2019 but I can quote the verge on this
 so they said Adobe said to be planning to announce the release of the full version of Photoshop for the iPad in October of this year now that most likely Adobe MAX and if you are watching this Article after Adobe MAX you probably already seen this announcement I am going to be at Adobe MAX so I'm really excited to learn more about this but to continue the statement the company's Scott Belsky who is by the way the founder of behance
 and the chief product officer for Creative Cloud confirmed the
 cross-platform edition of Photoshop do not the timeline of its release so that's again a very exciting direction and I can't wait for it because I use my iPad all the time and I'm mainly using procreate on it and although adobe has its mobile apps as well out I would feel like having Photoshop running on an iPad would really help me to work while I'm outside of my studio and that is a very smart move and I think Adobe is
 investing a lot of power and time into doing that I completely understand that it takes a lot of time and effort so these three things that I mentioned are great and I'm completely on board with Adobe on them but besides these I am afraid to say that I have generally let down by the new features introduced in CC 2019 so even though there's a lot of work put into doing these other things that we talked about
 the actual functionality and features introduced are not well thought out and they feel a bit rushed so if you want to find out more about them make sure you check out my other Articles that I recorded specifically on each new feature like the frame tool and you will see what I mean and again I don't want to sound negative but comparing photo shops new features to Illustrator and InDesign I feel there's much less in this current version a much less functional change that I can mention now again let me just reiterate a bit because since they started doing Creative Cloud and it became a
 subscription model they are doing more frequent updates and ending features as they go along and they are not holding back everything for these big
 announcements like the Adobe MAX each year so again on a positive note between CC 2008 ins announcement and the current announcement they actually added a couple of really cool features like the Select subject so from the Select menu choosing subject is one of those great new time savers that really gets you to an estimate selection that you can improve later so that's something that we can consider part of CC 2019 even though it was released earlier so it is unfair to say that the Photoshop team is not working hard because there are improvements they are just not coming up all at once on one day which again I think is a much better concept and it's better for us users because we get to work with these new features much earlier don't have to always be the whole year until they get released and even the technology previews I think is really smart because they can hide some features from most users but for more power users you can actually access them enable them and test them out even while they are being developed so without going into more detail I would love to hear your comments on what you think about the current release so Photoshop CC 2019 and the things that being added as new features or
 things that being improved but I would like to let you know that I'm working on a Article series for our channel in which I'm going to show you or demonstrate my suggestions and ideas for future photoshop features and these ideas are not only coming from me but I collected these from all the creative
 professionals that I know and also from students that I'm teaching in classrooms or online because there's so much great ideas out there and I know that Adobe is collecting these but we can try to help them by raising these ideas here on the channel and also having all of you guys the viewers on board giving us feedback comments likes and dislikes on things that we can come up with and hopefully with this maybe we can steer the direction of the changes that are happening to photoshop for future releases but that might be just wishful thinking we'll see what happens but that's all I wanted to talk about in this Article I hope it was not boring and I promise in the other news I am focusing on the new features and techniques in these creative applications so thanks a lot for watching and I will see you guys in the next one

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 latest features in Adobe Illustrator CC 2019


  hey! guys it's GraphicTemple.com from yes I'm a designer let me show you a new feature in adobe illustrator CC 2019 so this has to be my favorite new feature in this version the gradients in the previous versions were already working really well and we obviously have the gradient mesh option which I have in this case as well you can see all of these shapes have gradient meshes on them which means that if I use the direct selection tool I can move these nodes around and you can see how the colors are starting to mix differently now this is an amazing feature and I know that a lot of professional illustrators would use it all the time I do as well

                           but finally now we have a new option which is a new take on creating this type of illustrations so let me show you this I'm just going to turn on this other shape that I prepared which is not a gradient mesh so this is just a simple shape at this moment but what we will be doing here is to add a gradient on it and the way I'm going to do it is by going through the window menu select gradient that brings us to the gradient panel and notice that we have the new option here next to the original linear and radial gradient now we have also this third category called free form gradient and that's the new feature so let me click on that and as soon as I click on it is going to automatically assign a few pinpoints on the gradient so you can think of these as control points these control points can be moved around freely and easily and you can see a live update of how your new gradient is going to look like I just love this feature it's more similar to the puppet work that was introduced in the previous version but now that we can use these pins also for gradients it's just amazing and of course you can add new points as well as easily as that and you can move them freely around and you can see how cool effects you can get very quickly but of course there's more so if you want you can also double click on any
 these and switch to a different color so I can take something completely different and then we can also increase the area that it covers it's called spread which you can access again by click and dragging this little black point and then now we can see it has a reach that is less smoothing transition but it covers a bigger area with that selected color another really cool feature is that while you are selecting colors for your gradients and this actually applies to all types of gradients finally now we have the eyedropper tool as well available so I can pick a color from another design so I can check very quickly which color would suit past this part of my gradient and then I can just leave it at that so having the feature might seem like a small thing but again it's just so much more convenient to work with gradients in general just by having that option there now if you don't see the nodes or control points on your gradient or free form gradient make sure you press G to get back to your gradient tool and that way you should be able to see them again but they're still not all there's more you can even add control lines instead of points so just select lines here on the top or from the gradient panel and all you have to do is to start drawing so let me just put my first point down but before I go any further I'm going to change the color of this to something like that and then notice that I will see a rubber band showing the line that is going to be created so if I click again there's my new point using again the previous color which is very smart but here comes the coolest thing if I keep drawing with this it's going to automatically curve this path and each of these color stops will be using my most recent color so because I created this is a line that means that the gradient is running along the edge of the shape now so this is a brilliant feature for shading shapes and in a much more intuitive way than it used to be with the gradient mesh
                                                so you can see I can select each of these points still and double click on them to change the color I can of course use color swatches or the eyedropper and I can very quickly assign different shading on them like this one as well I can make a bit darker and immediately it starts to feel that this shape has a bit more depth because this bottom area is darker than the top but of course you can still move these points around and notice how nicely all the other parts of the curve update so if I move this point around you can see both neighboring details updating again this behavior on the path actually comes from the curvature tool so think of this as the curvature tool use within a gradient to define your color stops and the
 transitions between them once again the freeform gradient is an amazing feature make sure you test it out because it's much more intuitive than the gradient mesh and it is just pure fun to work with and thanks a lot for watching I hope this was useful and if you want to find out more about all the new features released in this version for Photoshop Illustrator and InDesign make sure you check back on our site see you guys in the next one

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latest features in Adobe Illustrator CC 2019