Bailey Sorensen: A Career In Graphic Design

“We’re all a bunch of creatives that don’t know how to work linearly,” Bailey Sorensen responds after being asked a common stereotype of those who comprise her career field, graphic design. This perception of graphic designers seems to be an ongoing theme among global citizens which can be attested to after having scoped the World Wide Web for confirmation. People seem to think that those who are artistically-inclined simply are “spastic” or that they cannot keep their train of thought constant. The same individuals who stereotype graphic designers, and artists in general, to be all over with their ideas also categorize graphic designers to be partially lazy and/or unable to complete a project, which is the complete opposite typically. Even …show more content…
I had not thought of this as an influence on one’s work, but for the graphic design industry, it is major! Designers have to create fresh ideas and make them appealing to their customers without being discouraged by the glamorous works of others. With Miss Sorensen just beginning her business and journey, she admitted that her skills are not as keen as the professionals who have been involved with graphic design for decades, and said it is easy for her to feel dejected when comparing her work to theirs. Another challenge she admitted to dealing with in graphic design is her customers’ demands. Many people conjure up an idea in their mind and think this idea is spectacular, but then see it on a physical display and are disappointed with the outcome. Graphic designers have to deal with the constantly-changing minds of their customers while maintaining a polite, business-like personality. This type of work clearly is not for everyone due to its need of a level-head and temper control. Also, this industry requires a fair amount of belief in one’s self in order to take pride in work and be …show more content…
A graphic designer must be intuitive with a business’s needs and effectively incorporate these needs in a way that conveys the message which is intended whether it be informative, persuasive, or for entertainment. This all ties into the fact that graphic designers must wholly believe in themselves and advocate their work in a confident manner. Designers must be committed and dedicated to their work with a fiery passion that is difficult to extinguish; they must think they are the best option available. One of the best ways to develop a passion for young adults in high school or college is by taking courses specifically concentrated in the field they love. This is what Bailey had demonstrated with her collegiate courses in Abilene, Texas; nearly all of her classes correlated to art and design. If a student becomes enthralled with their studies, that student will work ten times harder than any others because they enjoy what they learn and will strive to submit exceptional work. Graphic designers should not be cocky, though. They should be confident enough in their abilities, but should not reach the point of blatantly boasting of their work and accomplishments because they can. This act will cause for loss of clients and revenue, leaving the designer with no one to work for and their expertise will be regarded as disparaged.

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