Have you ever wondered what inspires a graphic designer to do his job? What makes them tick and propels them from one project to the next? Recently I spoke to a graphic designer who outlined just why his employment makes him so happy and gets him out of bed each day. The first thing he pointed out was that it wasn't for the fame and certainly not for the glory. The design studio that he works in also doesn't offer an enormous salary. However, he did appreciate that his job gave him a great opportunity to communicate his ideas; he spoke of the excitement he gets from bringing designs, imagery and text to life each day. He felt he was truly privileged. A Skill that is Unique Each day spent at the graphic design agency is fun and exciting to him and he appreciated that he possessed a god given talent. A skill that he sometimes took for granted. Many people carry out jobs that do not require a particular skill, they may be trained or educated, but they do not have a skill to wear as a badge of honour. The designer I spoke to felt that he had something tangible. A gallery of work. A portfolio. This is something very unique and something many other workers do not possess. I felt rather envious of him, the graphic designer has a skill that could be used to generate extra income away from his day job, and he told me that he was inundated with requests from friends, family and acquaintances to carry out little design projects for them that he would do for a fee. When I told him how lucky I thought he was, he admitted that he sometimes forgot to count his blessings that he had a skill that could earn him extra revenue. Passion by Design Graphic designers have a passion for every project no matter its size. And the graphic design agency he works at encourages its employees to be quirky and think outside of the box. The designer would always approach a project from a different angle in a bid to distinguish himself from his peers. He spoke of the thrill of producing something unique and interesting. He actually enjoyed going into work each day. Power to Communicate The graphic designer spoke of the power to communicate and the satisfaction he gets when he has triggered an emotion inside another human being. Working for the agency he told of the power he felt when influencing someone else's decision or helping to shape their lives. The Thrill of the Job He admitted that some projects were a little tougher than others and some days the mental image he had in his mind could not always be replicated on his computer screen. But he also added that work at the studio each day was always fun, no matter what. The security Within the Trade Speaking of job security the designer stated "designers are here to stay; almost everything else can be automated or built by a machine, but not good design." He continued: "The process of design requires creativity, individualism and wit; this cannot be shipped out and built by a robot. He insisted this brought with it a good deal of job security and vocational pleasure. If you feel that you have a flair for design and would be an asset to a graphic design agency or art studio please contact us here at HROC Creative and learn how to turn your graphic design dreams into reality.