Future skills: Why graphic designers should learn 3D now and it’s a lot easier than you’d think

Creative director at CBA Italy Giacomo Cesana recently said ‘3D modelling is the new frontier of graphic design’. Where 3D was once used mostly for pre-visualisation purposes, it’s now a growing design trend, with the creative industry paying much more attention to this exciting medium. Innovative brands including Apple, Nike, Squarespace and WIX have all realised the power of 3D, using it to create striking, vibrant geometric compositions in their most recent advertising campaigns. And with 3D’s capabilities also becoming fully realised with augmented and virtual reality, it’s rapidly becoming the skill to have on your creative resume

While the leap into the extra dimension might seem a little daunting for those currently working solely in 2D, the introduction of various graphic designer-friendly 3D tools and training in recent years has made mastering the art of 3D much easier than you might think. Investing a bit of time in mastering this new skill could be a seriously lucrative move, and there’s no better time to start. 

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