by YouTheDesigner . September 30th, 2007
In 2004, there were 228,000 people employed as graphic designers. By 2014, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the amount of graphic design jobs will grow 9-17% which is just as fast as the average growth for other occupations, in the United States, but is faster than other design related careers.
Even though there is a huge growth in the number of jobs available the competition is harder then ever. Especially with the large online freelancing community and outsourcing now being done over seas. Right now about 30% of graphic designers in the United States are self-employed, and many of these designers work freelance from home or by contract.
Give Your Portfolio and Edge
This means you need to step up your game and I found the perfect resource to help you do that. Designs always seem to look better and more official when they are printed and photographed in the real world, but this is not always easy.
This is where www.livesurface.com comes in. They offer amazing templates that you can put your designs into. They have a wide range of templates such as outdoor settings to apply your poster and banner designs too and many different product templates as well.
If you want to give your portfolio and edge and really help your clients visualize what your designs will look like in action then check out www.livesurface.com
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