All designers need their own set of tools to create amazing things. The most relevant tools for me are:
A comfortable workplace: designers have to spend hours and hours sitting in front of a computer creating things.
A big screen: I prefer working on big screen because this allows me to have more space, have a better look at what I am doing and see the details.
Good music: Good music boosts my mood and my creativity up to 200%. A good playlist always leads to an awesome work.
Good resources: images, icons and fonts, next to accurate information about the project and context are a fundamental part of every work of design.
A good computer: A good computer is essential; think about it as the easel that supports your canvases. It is also necessary that your computer has a good graphic card so you can operate all the programs you want.
Software programs: Every Graphic Designer have to be skilled with using the technology that is behind today’s graphic design. I feel comfortable with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and of course any other programs that help me to make a great job.
Graphic designers create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
From my point of view, a successful graphic designer must have the next qualities: Communication, Client Oriented, Creativity, Curiosity, Passion and Drive, Openness, Ability to Take Criticism, Problem Solving, Self-doubt and Patience.
Creativity does not just happen. It is a cognitive process that produces new ideas or transforms old ideas into updated concepts. I love the creative process. And yes, I hate it too (sometimes). Creativity is a glorious and frustrating difficult, but infinitely a rewarding process when you transform a boring idea into a fascinating one.
The five steps that “create” creativity are:
Preparation – Research: Collect information or data.
Incubation – Percolation: Milling over collected information.
Illumination – Insight stage: ‘Aha’ moment, the ‘Eureka’ moment.
Evaluation – This could be the most difficult stage for some creatives.
Elaboration – The final stage: testing the idea, working on the idea. Verification.
Working with Elena is a pleasure. Her work is beautiful and professional. Very timely, creative and listens to what you want. I'd definitely use Elena's design services again. Thanks!Andre Seni
Co-Founder Beauty4Pros LLC, CA, USA
Elena is so professional, I highly recommend her. She is so dedicated to her work and clients. Incredibly organized, easy to communicate with, responsive with next iterations, and beautiful work.Veniamin Sandrovschii
General Manager, Intexnauca SA, Republic of Moldova
Elena has designed and built our website, visual branding, posters and other marketing tools for our business. She exceeded my expectations. She does fantastic works. Highly recommend!Laur Rusen
General Manager, SC ELECTRO MOBILE SHOP, Romania
I had the pleasure to work with Elena for three years. Her communication skills are excellent, and she has very innovative ideas. Elena would be an asset to any team.Irina Stoianova,
Commercial Director, Intexnauca SA,
Republic of Moldova