Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by meowmeowmaster, May 3, 2015.
anyone got any tips for me?
I would start by watching tutorials how to use Adobe Illustrator!
There are templates that you can download and use but it won't sustain your fiverr business if you plan to do it long term.
It takes a while to learn graphic design and to master it, so if you are just looking for a service to sell and don't have a real interest/passion in graphic design then it's best to try sell something else. If you are intent on learning, try Photoshop/Illustrator with some templates or use TheLogoMaker.
Illustrator if you want to deliver quality logos.
You can always rehash templates but it won't take you far on Fiverr.
If you wanna do logos for 5$ then don't bother using photoshop or illustrator you have to be fast and the money is not going to worth the time you personalize something for someone.
Try software like Eximous or Logo something forgotten the name.
Fastest way is to hire one on fiverr - but then again - the profit-margin would not exactly be great.
try this online logo maker
There are "logo creator" softwares out there that I've seen people make bank on fiverr using them, you don't have much control with your logos though.
Download libraries of high-quality vectors in AI or Photoshop and use them as stock images.
If you love doing your work, then you'll do good to great ones without wasting time. Designing is a mind game. The better skills, and clearer concepts of the field will help you produce good logos at a great pace and without losing quality. If earning lots of money in shortest possible time is your only goal, then logo making isn't your best field imho.
I had loved my work as a graphics designer for an international exhibitions center where I was given "millions" of job-works (graphics, logos, textual graphics, booth designing in AutoCAD, outdoor jobs (car graphics etc), and spot designing (just in time designing) for those very rich idiots who thought that they can order and get a quality graphics job almost next to nothing time! I HAD to work at breakneck (literally!) speed, and was able to manage the completion of those job IN TIME, only because I learned the speed designing tricks spontaneously and as those challenges came on, and without losing on the highest-quality standards that I had set for myself at the very beginning of my career in graphics which started with 2D-3D mechanical engineering drafting and designing in AutoCAD in 1988, PCB designing, 3D assemblies of high-precision sound systems including creating the electronic components which went on the PCBs, etc. All those jobs weren't learned in my basic educational degree (which was way off those fields). But circumstances made me get into it, and excel.
If you love your work field enough, then the clock is only a helping part of the overall job, and not above every thing else. If you're into a graphics job where your uniqueness and creativity is tested constantly, then you must allow sufficient time to complete each job. Rushing into completing it and losing quality in the process is not recommended.
If you're able to find ways to still keep the quality factor very high, then you'll be richly benefited and recognized in due time. Of course you can create templates to use them and modify them according to the needs is recommended, but preserve the special uniqueness that each job demands. Using existing artworks as a background template and recreating the design will also improve your speed tremendously.
This happens when you're doing a job such as producing graphics for exhibitions purpose where the existing design is of a bad resolution, or is hand-drawn and does not look that great when enlarged (for display purpose) to a meter or more in dimension, or the design must be recreated very smoothly because the plotter or cutter will not support the existing quality, or whatever. Just giving you some examples of what is involved, and how you have to find ways around it without losing on the time factor.
Nowadays, it is very easy to learn the faster and better method as internet and google are ready to help instantaneously, but during my time (around the 1990s), you had only your mind, and the skills, and the thorough knowledge of your tools (of how they can be stretched much beyond what has been written in the guides), and understanding what is required of the job and how you can do it efficiently and without getting much outside help, AND a willingness to learn as you go was the only way to become an "expert"!
So imo and having gone through the mill, I'd say that if you wish to do better in the field, of course value the time, but value the quality of work that much more!
If I was you I'd probably spend a long time learning graphics and use something like Freelance. That's definitely going to make you a lot more money.
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