Recently, I had to create two posters for a media arts project. It is very challenging to have that creative stroke of genius to get started and actually know what you want to create. It took me a couple of days to get somewhat of an idea then I sat with my teacher and it took us an hour to completely come up with an idea. Not only was it hard to come up with the idea but then to translate it into an actual poster on Photoshop was even more difficult, it took me a couple of days just to create a new pattern for a shirt the subject was wearing. It takes a long time but it is so rewarding to see your creation afterwards and know that you made that.
That’s how graphic designers gain success. Time is what separates good graphic designers and great ones. The more effort that goes into the project the better it will be. It takes time because it requires a lot of trial and error to see what fits in the design and what doesn’t. You have to place one object, fit it in to place and all that time might have been wasted because it doesn’t look right, but it’s alright because it will all be worth it in the end.