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What skills / software knowledge do I need for Graphic Design Jobs?

I'm planning to study Illustrator and InDesign, but wondered if there are any other software applications I need to familiarise myself with in order to apply for most graphic design jobs, ie. Flash, Quark Express, and so on.

Asked By: Dawn - 3/27/2009
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You dont need to know computer programming to be a graphic designer... More
Answered By: barrybigone - 3/31/2009
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you need to know computer programming. computing will be a good starting point.
Answered By: shinibling - 3/27/2009
 
Flash is essential, it would help to also learn Fireworks and Dreamweaver. All are by Macromedia, and I think you can buy them as a suite, which means you pay much less than buying all three separately. All the best to you, Phil.
Answered By: Philip Mayron - 3/27/2009
 
Graphic Design is nothing to do with software or computer programming. Software is just a tool; learning how to hold a brush won't turn someone into an artist... More
Answered By: John W - 3/28/2009
 
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