Change my aim

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  1. 50Cent

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    Should i change my aim?

    Instead of being a logo - t-shirt designer. Recently i have been interested in graffiti art. I draw alot of graffiti art and i am planning to make it into digital graffiti art.

    So.. Should i change or remain the same? Because remaining the same i have a lot of problems and i can't get many help other this forum.

    Since i am young i still can change and works towards it so i need some advice because i am very confused.

    Why do i think of changing? Recently i am to into the graffiti art and i draw everyday. And i am not committed to my website design and etc..
     
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    50Cent it is obvious that you have an interest and a passion for graphic art, however it would appear that you haven't found an area that you want to specialise in just yet. If you find that you are more passionate about graffiti art than your t-shirt and logo work then I'd suggest that you focus on that for some time and see how it works out for you.

    Don't worry about giving up the t-shirt and logo design, as you say you are young and one thing that will stand to you for the rest of your life, is finding your true calling - something that you are truly dedicated to and are passionate about. Don't be afraid to give up on old pursuits and try new things, until you find something that really interests you and fascinates you. The real objective is to find your purpose and true talent in life.
     
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    While I agree with this wholeheartedly, it's not always necessary to go that far.

    For something like your logo design work, having a niche in that area that you specialise in can be a huge advantage. Trying to become a 'name' in logo design is extremely difficult. Trying to become known as a specialist in 'graffiti themed logo design' is far more manageable (although, I've no idea what kind of market there is for a service like this, it's just a general comment).

    I wouldn't worry about having to 'give up' what you currently do, but if you enjoy doing 'digital graffiti', I'd certainly pursue it fully.
     
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    Ok.. Because being a freelance digital graffiti artist can earn money too. But money is not the point, it is what i like to do. Yeah think will work towards it.
     
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    Follow your passion kiddo. There's plenty of years in life when you can choose to settle instead of going for it. At your age it's the best time to do what you want to.

    Maybe you could use your graffiti designs on Tshirts too. :)
     
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    I'd love to disagree with this and say we should never choose to 'settle', but sadly I can't. As life changes and our own circumstances change, we're pushed into a position where we need to be more risk adverse (even those of us of an entrepreneurial nature who do strive to 'go for it' at every opportunity) and avoid taking the road less travelled (or at least venture down it with more caution than we'd wish).

    As Kay said, if you're in a position to really go for it, then go for it! Do it intelligently and minimise and mitigate risks where you can, but if you've got an option to try something you really love... grasp it with both hands.
     
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    I am thinking that.. i will continue with my logo design and T-shirt design because i maybe will take graffiti like to be done during my free time or something? My other older graffiti friends is working so they only do graffiti during free time.. Any advice.
     
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    Hey guys, should i balance graffiti with my freelancer job?
     
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    Yes, why not, they are both design related and could work well together. Your freelance work could help finance your graffiti hobby and you could even get to the stage where you are paid for your graffiti work.
     
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    Well 50 cents i think you have made a natural progression to another more exciting area that only shows that you are growing up. its always better to grow rather than being stagnant and doing similar thing again and again.
     
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    How i wish i can use my freelancer to finance my graffiti. But i can't create really good logos. Do not know where my problems lies. I have got 2 logo projects before, but both also fail because i do not know how to really think.

    I have read up blogs and articles to help me out.. but i still have problems.
     
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    You're still young 50Cent, try not to put yourself down like that. Many people say that it takes 10 years to become an expert at something. All you need is practice, practice and more practice.
     
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    Dear 50 Cent..
    It is normal that interst and aims change as time goes and as you said you are young you can change your aim at this time. At last we should do what we enjoy most whether it is logo - t-shirt designer or graffiti art.
     
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    You are still young. If I'm not mistaken, you are below 18 years of age and you are now earning some extra.
    You still have more time to learn regarding design. Why not take up graphic design on your college course?
    That course will definitely help you alot in creating more professional designs.

    And regarding your "change of goal," I think you can do them at the same time.
    Both are graphics related and this could work out.
    Just don't forget to learn something new everyday. It will definitely help you in your future designs.
     
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    Yeah i am planning to take up design course during my college but my study not very good. Now mostly i earn are for my graffiti use.

    How can i find things related to design which are new?
     
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    What I mean is, continue studying to learn something new. :)
     
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    • Find and start reading some design blogs in your niche
    • Find and follow the best designers you can find on Twitter
    • Join and participate on forums that have quality designers in your niche as members.

    All of these things will expose you to design changes and developments and help you to keep fully up to date with relevant industry news.
     
  18. Jahan Choudhry

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    Another useful thing you can do is network on youtube by looking at graffiti videos on youtube (YT), adding those involved (either as uploaders of the videos, or commenters on them) as YT friends.

    It will also give you more inspiration whilst looking at those videos, and is free market research as you can gather an understanding of the sort of taste is popular with the thousands, if not millions of YT users.

    Good luck.

    P.S. One of my close friends was a graffiti master in the past.
     
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    I have done all those. But i will keep close to local artist in my country.
     

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