How to get a career in graphic design: 13 pro tips

How to get a career in graphic design: Graphic designer at work
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Wondering how to get a career in graphic design? You're certainly not alone. With many creatives rethinking their career options after a tumultuous time, there is a lot of competition out there at the moment – but also a lot of opportunity.

There are a variety of routes to consider pursuing to get you where you want to be in a successful graphic design career, with no 'one true path' to follow. It's about seizing opportunities, working hard and attacking every project with vigour, passion and determination.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.