5 ways illustration skills can further your career
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5 ways illustration skills can further your career

Do you need to know how to draw to be a designer? It’s a common question for those entering the industry. The answer is, theoretically, no. It’s not a practical necessity for most graphic designers to be able to draw or illustrate to a decent standard. But developing some illustration skills does give you a significant advantage over the competition – even if you’re still commissioning illustration out, or mostly working with stock assets . Many brands use illustration to stand out from the crowd and define their personality, and it helps to have a strong grasp of the process even if you won’t be crafting the final graphics yourself. With this in mind, read on for five great reasons you should develop your illustration skills as a designer. 01. Open up more opportunities Even the most basic illustration skills can give you access to a sweeter selection of design briefs It’s simple enough. Adding another string to your bow – whether that’s illustration, coding, art direction or any other complementary skill to graphic design – will open up more opportunities for you. If you’re a freelancer, it can diversify the types of commission you can take on. We’re […]

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