Webmaster Forum

Go Back   Webmaster Forum > Web Development > Graphic Design Forum

Graphic Design Forum Discuss and share graphic design and multimedia topics and projects, including ads, banners, logos, etc. Be creative. Be original. Show us what you got. Constructive criticism only!

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Share |
  #41 (permalink)  
Old 03-03-2012, 04:45 PM
Latest Blog:

Join Date: 01-14-12
Posts: 37
iTrader: 0 / 0%
I would have to go with talent



  #42 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2012, 04:45 AM
snakeair's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: 12-31-07
Location: Medford, NJ
Posts: 53,695
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Originally Posted by lovetospooge View Post
I would have to go with talent
WPOutcast - Genesis Framework Themes & WP Tutorials
Database Cleaner & Image Optimization Service
  #43 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2012, 06:08 AM
ceekeigh's Avatar
Contributing Member
Latest Blog:

Join Date: 01-26-12
Posts: 444
iTrader: 0 / 0%
To be successful in doing graphics, you should have both an inborn talent and an education about it. In that way, you'll be able to develop and fully utilize your potentials.
  #44 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2012, 04:13 AM
Wassouf's Avatar
Latest Blog:

Join Date: 06-14-11
Posts: 39
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Talent 100% is off much higher value than a degree and even if you work hard over and over again you may not achieve what a talent can produce from an individual.

A sports related example is Lionel Messi, even if another player train hard day and night he may not achieve or perform the talent found in Messi, same thing applies in graphic design
  #45 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2012, 03:00 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: 02-24-12
Posts: 18
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Just to add my little tuppence, my wife studied sciences through to degree level, encouraged by parents (which was pretty popular at the time), even though she had a real desire to be an artist.

She's been a frustrated artist ever since, and never really settled on a career until she took a complete break when we started a family, which gave her a chance to really think about the second stage of her working life. She has since thrown herself into becoming a designer, and although she was lacking in official training, it is hard to say at this stage that she hasn't learned the necessary skills through her own study (lets face it, you can find a tutorial on just about anything online these days), and her talent is pretty clear - to me at least!

So, I would come down on the side of talent, which has to be supported by training, but the latter comes so much more easily if you have the interst and desire from the start.
  #46 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2012, 11:49 PM
blogfreakz's Avatar
Contributing Member
Latest Blog:

Join Date: 11-16-11
Posts: 275
iTrader: 0 / 0%
for me it would be great if a person has both a degree and a natural talent ... a degree and natural talent is something that you would want to show off your skills. but natural talent really weigh's in more than a design degree holder because it would be easy for a person to adopt on a corporate world if he has natural talent in drawing or design and it is really a plus.
Here's your coolWeb Design and Web Development And a
Hand Picked peer reviewed podcast site
  #47 (permalink)  
Old 03-08-2012, 12:55 PM
Contributing Member
Latest Blog:

Join Date: 11-02-11
Location: Poland
Posts: 73
iTrader: 0 / 0%
It`s about talent

In my oppinion its only about Talent . Not everyone can be good designer . You can have degree but they are not important when it comes to designing .
  #48 (permalink)  
Old 03-08-2012, 01:30 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: 03-07-12
Posts: 27
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Degree doesn't matter... I've graduated from a college with honors and I know how people learn in college :b ... your best bet is always to go with someone who can deliver the results, and the person who loves what he's doing will often be talented in it because that's why they love it -- and they'll be the ones to give you the best output
  #49 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2012, 02:33 PM
Contributing Member
Latest Blog:

Join Date: 03-01-12
Location: Denmark
Posts: 53
iTrader: 0 / 0%
One mor thing. Passion for what your doing is important, if you have it, you will work and work till you get better. If your only doing this and thinking about make some few bucks, then dont do it.
[Removed by J. H. Rasmussen -v7n only allow links to English languaged websites]
  #50 (permalink)  
Old 03-12-2012, 08:11 AM
Contributing Member
Latest Blog:

Join Date: 11-21-11
Posts: 103
iTrader: 0 / 0%
I believe, "degree" equals to "proper skills" this time?

The guy with talent, but without proper skills: great ideas+poor technique=fail
The guy with proper skills, but without talent: well-done standard solutions+poor wow-factor=fail
The guy with skills and talent=success.
That's it.
  #51 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2012, 08:39 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: 03-17-12
Location: Serbia
Posts: 16
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Talent is 1%

Originally Posted by JoeWaltson View Post
How many of you would agree that getting numerous design degrees is useless until you don't have the real natural talent in yourself. Its the inborn talent which makes you successful, especially in the field of graphic design.

However, many of my friends think that studying hard with real determination are the crucial requirements to achieve success, not talent.

Well, my vote goes for “Talent”…let’s see if you guys have valid points to prove your opinion.
Well someone may have a talent but yet not to know in which direction to think so that he can discover his possibilities. Studying and reading about it can help you form some ideas and let your talent get more present than before.

Some1 who get numerous of degrees have to have some kind of will to learn everything he needs to so he can get his degree. That is enough for me, he can't be bad at designing if he put that much effort to learn and understand.
  #52 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2012, 03:13 PM
TheRACK's Avatar
Contributing Member
Join Date: 08-13-10
Location: Michigan
Posts: 714
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Talent. Experience. Dedication. Plain & simple, don't need no damn degree.

Find your niche, the clients you get keep them close as you can.
I've started in 1999 as a young teenager who wanted to build things that weren't built yet, and since I was broke... didn't know anyone who could do it, I taught myself. After a few hundred websites and thousands of projects I think i did pretty good. I'm still revamping every chance I get

Knowledge is key, but if you don't share it or use it... it's worthless.

PS: If your school is going to give you a job 100% sure, and or going to supply you with clients from the time you graduate then i take it back.... go get a degree.
(school never teaches how to get work).
RackRhino "We grab the Competition by the horn"
Dedicated Servers, Web hosting, Domains, Managed Services, Blogs and Shops.
  #53 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2012, 05:21 AM
Join Date: 05-03-10
Posts: 16
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Originally Posted by mathman View Post
Hard work and practice will always beat talent. I see it in everything nowadays. Sports, school, and life in general.
Agreed with mathman. It doesn't matter how many degrees you have and how much talent you posses. you can be successive if you are just determent and hard worker in any field.
  #54 (permalink)  
Old 03-27-2012, 07:43 AM
Latest Blog:

Join Date: 03-22-12
Posts: 47
iTrader: 0 / 0%
if want to successes or want to be famous designer
both should be held
  #55 (permalink)  
Old 03-27-2012, 08:19 AM
Contributing Member
Latest Blog:

Join Date: 03-26-12
Posts: 69
iTrader: 0 / 0%
I guess you need talent, and to learn the ropes, not necessarily in a school (expensive!), but by checking tutorials online etc.
Pictures of cute baby kittens: http://www.wannasharethis.com/
  #56 (permalink)  
Old 04-09-2012, 06:30 AM
Latest Blog:

Join Date: 03-28-12
Posts: 41
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Talent can become a waste without determination, most importantly if it's used for a wrong purpose.
  #57 (permalink)  
Old 04-09-2012, 09:36 AM
Jim Gillum's Avatar
Latest Blog:
A New Project

Join Date: 11-17-09
Location: Deland, Florida
Posts: 7,263
iTrader: 0 / 0%
What I have seen over the years.... give the vote to natural talent......

My second wife...a nurse.....could draw as well as any artist...without any art training...

Had a friend who drew caricatures like a pro...no format training....he used to drink free all night in bars by drawing for patrons......
Help For New Marketers
  #58 (permalink)  
Old 04-09-2012, 06:55 PM
richelle's Avatar
Junior Member
Join Date: 08-03-11
Location: Tupelo, MS
Posts: 19
iTrader: 0 / 0%
I am self taught. I see how it could be challenging if you do not have a degree. I believe the school "experience" would broaden your scope and open you up to expand on what you already have. Just my two cents.
Go Back   Webmaster Forum > Web Development > Graphic Design Forum

Closed Thread

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

V7N Network
Get exposure! V7N I Love Photography V7N SEO Blog V7N Directory

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:21 AM.
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright © 2000-2014 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
Copyright © 2003 - 2014 Escalate Media

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.