A day in the life of a graphic designer

A day in the life of a graphic designer
14 April 2020    Donnay Torr    0 comments
The world of graphic design is a colourful, ever-changing landscape of ideas and creativity – and it’s one in which Lara Laiacona is right at home. She tells us more about her work as a graphic designer below, kicking off our celebration of World Creativity & Innovation Week!

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Lara Laiacona: Graphic Designer

Can you shortly describe a typical day on the job?

Get a coffee, go through my emails, organise my priority list of projects for the day, catch up with my colleagues to get art direction from each of them… and then get to work! I also enjoy watching what other designers do on Behance/Instagram, etc.

Why did you choose graphic design as your career? Who or what inspired you?

I’ve always loved everything art related... I really enjoy working with colours, shapes and graphics.

“I also wanted a job where I could work anywhere in the world.”

What would you say are three key personality aspects or skills that make for a good graphic designer?

Be adaptable, patient and work well under pressure.

Graphic designer Lara Laiacona
Lara Laiacona.

What have you learned about yourself through the work that you do?

That I enjoy collaboration. Listening to the opinions of people that look at things in a different way can be a great source of inspiration.

What’s been your best moments while doing your work?

The friends you make along the way!

How do you keep going when things get challenging?

I try to clear my head… going for some fresh air or changing projects when I get stuck is always a good idea to start from scratch.

Are there any common misconceptions about being a graphic designer?

That all we do is create logos. Haha!

What advice would you give to young people considering pursuing a career in this industry?

Upskill! Try to invest as much time as possible in staying up to date with new trends and technologies… If you combine that with your creative brain no one can stop you!
 
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Does Graphic Design sound like a good fit? Learn more about the world of Graphic Design and working in design-related industries here. There are loads of interesting industry and career options to browse on Skillsroad: discover them all here!
 
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