5 Tips for Becoming a Better Graphic Designer with Joshua Pomeroy

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  • June 1, 2016 at 1:51 am
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    Yay I have never been first on an awesome YouTube channel before

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  • June 1, 2016 at 2:01 am
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    gud video n great tips

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  • June 1, 2016 at 2:06 am
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    I second guess myself

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  • June 1, 2016 at 2:08 am
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    As a freelance animator, designer and illustrator I find it harder and harder to pursue my own passion projects. It could be as small as drawing out what's in my head. I push through it though as I know the alternative is being burnt out from work. Client work does pay the bills, but it's rarely creatively inspiring so I run the risk running the well dry. Perhaps since I work so much from the computer it'd be better to do some of my personal things with the traditional media, away from a screen, different breathing space, perhaps less distractions.

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  • June 1, 2016 at 2:08 am
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    Omg I remember taking typography in digital arts and animation…..it was a nightmare

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  • June 1, 2016 at 2:24 am
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    Dude, he is absolutely on the money about being a successful designer. I became successful as a designer by never settling in my learning.

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  • June 1, 2016 at 2:55 am
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    As an aspiring graphic designer, the most difficult thing for me is creating my own personal branding. I can design logos etc for other people but really struggle to do so for myself. I'd appreciate any tips on this

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  • June 1, 2016 at 3:16 am
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    Loved this video. Very helpful. Thanks

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  • June 1, 2016 at 3:19 am
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    I am really struggling with getting subscribers. I love creating videos but I don't know how to promote.

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  • June 1, 2016 at 3:19 am
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    Good stuff!  I'm struggling with finding the direction I want to go in. Josh's first tip is very helpful with this, but I love multiple things.. (graphic design, hand lettering, video editing, photography, illustration, facilitating, crafting, painting, and more) and I do many if them well. Not sure if you've already done a video on this, but I've heard people say that it's more beneficial for a designer to specialize in 1-2 areas instead of having multiple areas of focus. Claiming that being broad can keep you from mastering a primary skillset and providing higher quality. In some ways I agree with this because it's like Walmart vs Best Buy. Walmart has electronics, but Best Buy always comes to my mind before they do when shopping for gadgets. I expect them to have more options & higher standards. But then you have places like Target & Amazon. I think of them for pretty much anything and don't feel like I'll be slighted in quality – of course Amazon reviews make this easier. Is this because of their super effective marketing and ease of service? What are your thoughts on specializing in 1-2 areas vs being a bit more broad?

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  • June 1, 2016 at 4:01 am
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    Great quote: Develop a love for learning. Life as a Graphic designer is constant learning experience.

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  • June 1, 2016 at 4:14 am
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    What I struggle with the most is just coming up with design ideas for posters, pamphlets, brochures, etc. I can't seem to get over this creative mental block. I have unfinished work because of this problem……..

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  • June 1, 2016 at 4:40 am
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    Beneficial info. Thanks for sharing.

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  • June 1, 2016 at 6:06 am
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    Great Tips my man!

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  • June 1, 2016 at 6:18 am
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    Great video, your always very helpful ☺️✨

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  • June 1, 2016 at 8:05 am
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    the guest sounds kinda like Bob Ross. . you should make him say " no mistakes only happy accidents"

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  • June 1, 2016 at 8:09 am
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    Very solid tips from your guest also in one of your video previous videos you mentioned Adobe Spark that's a cool
    product that I didn't know existed.Thanks a ton. Peace!

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  • June 1, 2016 at 8:14 am
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    I struggle mostly in getting what's on my mind on paper. I have so many ideas that runs on my mind and I struggle tapping on that skill level to let it all out. i cri evrytim…

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  • June 1, 2016 at 8:16 am
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    Hey Sir I Want to Know How We Can Promote Our ART On Internet …………….Without Fear that Our Art will Be stolen ……………or can be used without our permission ?
    in other Words
    How We can promote our ART Safely

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  • June 1, 2016 at 9:30 am
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    I struggle the most with judging my own content's quality. I am constantly asking myself: Could this be better? Is this even any good? What should I do differently?

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  • June 1, 2016 at 10:12 am
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    I have a little problem.. My sketches/art looks like shiet. I cant force myself for drawing – i feel happy while drawing but my draws are really bad looking :/

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  • June 1, 2016 at 12:09 pm
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    I totally agree with #1 I don't do any projects that I don't love…
    Great tips!!!

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  • June 1, 2016 at 4:36 pm
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    Joshua sounds like Bob Ross.

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  • June 1, 2016 at 8:32 pm
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    Struggling the most with getting higher paying clients. Also this was a great video, would like to see more! 👍

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  • June 1, 2016 at 8:37 pm
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    Well spoken creative! Thanks to you both for making this video happen. 🙂

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  • June 1, 2016 at 9:49 pm
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    Thank you for the tips! It was a great video. As a creative, I personally struggle to communicate with clients, so the tip of listening creatively sounded interesting

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  • June 2, 2016 at 1:41 am
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    Great video you too. I totally will check out your friend's channel as well. I like the great solid tips and will totally pass it on to others as well. My struggles is getting work. I mostly do personal projects and have a hard time getting noticed or getting a job. I also have trouble with networking even online especially not sure how to get a conversation going.

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  • June 2, 2016 at 5:12 am
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    Loved the list, they were all equally helpful but the one that resonated with me the most was Hire Yourself. I'll be trying to apply that perspective to personal projects that I sometimes struggle with finding inspiration for.

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  • June 3, 2016 at 12:16 am
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    This is amazing…I was watching one of your videos where you talked about only have two hours to create something. I said to myself, " It takes me that long just to understand what I want to do creatively..to get my creative juices flowing. How am I going to speed up this process." Many of those questions were answered today. Thanks for the tips!

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  • June 3, 2016 at 1:53 am
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    Thanks Roberto and Joshua. I'm new to the channel. Well done by the way. I found you while searching for ways to better my YouTube channel / grow my reach. Drawing is a great tip, i scribble ideas like crazy.

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  • June 4, 2016 at 9:56 pm
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    I have never heard/thought of drawing out my ideas.  Definitely going to start.

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  • June 6, 2016 at 4:27 am
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    I struggle with staying on top of my work, I get side track a lot by other jobs and procrastinate at time on the current task that I am on.

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  • June 6, 2016 at 8:54 pm
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    Love the tips. It's things that I do already but it's great to be reminded that I'm doing the right things. "liked" and subscribed.

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  • June 8, 2016 at 12:34 am
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    I love to learn. Thats why I love youtube so much. It keeps my brain wheels turning.

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  • June 8, 2016 at 1:56 am
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    UX and UI tips please?

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  • June 17, 2016 at 9:45 am
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    Such great & useful Videos!

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  • June 17, 2016 at 1:37 pm
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    hey reberto im new to this channel and I'm a filmmaker/screenwriter but i love a lot of other things like anime well should i just focus on to creative mediums?

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  • June 20, 2016 at 7:47 pm
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    Great video! Thanks for all the tips 🙂

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  • July 1, 2016 at 12:40 am
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    Hi Roberto!! Ive got a graphic design job interview coming up in a few days and I have just more or less completed my design portfolio webpage. Do you have any thoughts or advice about my website/work or something I should focus on before the interview? esaudesign.co.uk Thank you Roberto!!

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  • July 20, 2016 at 8:25 pm
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    I agree, great tips Joshua and thank you. What advice would you give for those who are finding it hard to do what they love as a career. In my experience many companies are looking for hybrid type designers. For example I've been noticing job requirements stating that they are looking for a graphic designer, Web designer and programmer in one.

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  • November 18, 2016 at 10:57 am
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    thanks a lot

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  • January 8, 2017 at 4:42 am
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    Please do the videos on print production you talked about! I need them!

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  • April 19, 2017 at 2:36 am
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    Amazing tips!

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  • June 22, 2017 at 10:54 pm
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    Wonderful tips thx alot .!

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  • September 25, 2017 at 9:01 pm
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    stolen

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