Only few Graphic designers are successful in their career. It takes lot of patience and hardwork and even plenty of rejections before you can come to the limelight. Even people with good design skills may find it difficult in the beginning of their design career. An excellent knowledge about various software tools that are popularly used is required to be successful in this very competitive market.
A beginner may find it difficult to compete the highly skilled market. As a freelancer, it is going to be even more difficult. One of the main hurdle that lies ahead of graphic artists is building a good portfolio with the projects they have done for various clients. But building a good portfolio is really a challenging process.
Building Your First Image Portfolio
Every graphic designer or illustrator should be aware about the various stock image websites. The advantage of signing up with a stock image website is that it gives you an opportunity to show your talent and at the same time license your images or photographs for others earning handsome royalty each time your images are downloaded. Now let me introduce to Shutterstock, one of the popular stock image websites every designer should be aware of. This website allows you to upload your images or photos and build a nice portfolio. Mine is here.
Each image you submit will go through a strict screening process which may take one or two days. Sometimes your images may accompany a rejection notification. But don’t worry, the notification will contain what went wrong and how you can correct it. Keep on submitting until your first image is approved. Approved images will be available to be downloaded from anywhere in the world. When they are downloaded, you will get your royalty into your shutterstock account. Building a sizeable portfolio is the key to success here. Talented designers and illustrators earn thousands of dollars with their image portfolio. There are lot of resources available in this great website that will teach you how to turn your photography, image editing skills to earn handsome. One of such guide is here.