5 Graphic Design Ideas For Amateurs


The famous French artist, Paul Cezanne, once said: “It’s so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas”… well put, Paul!

Graphic Design Ideas For Amateurs

Whether you’ve got years of experience or just starting out, every Digital Artist sometimes draws a blank (pun intended) on what to design.

The possibilities are endless, so where do you start?

Below are 5 graphic design ideas that will get your brain churning!

5 Graphic Design Ideas to Get You Started

We all have things in our life that needs pictures or logos attached to it, find out what that looks like for you and apply it to one of these ideas!

Abstract Logos

Abstract logos are one of THE best ways to prove your creativity and imagination to future clients.

Giving your logo an abstract spin will grab the viewer’s attention, and make them curious to find out what the product or service is.

Intrigue is like a client magnet for businesses: draw them in, explain the product, and grow the relationship… you have the potential to start that process for them with an abstract logo design.

Website Symbols

A business’s website can make or break the deal for some target consumers. The harsh reality is that a boring website will make clients run away faster than you can say “creative”.

Because of that, there are businesses looking for creative designers such as yourself to help give their site some pizazz!

Even if a business already has a logo, there are still SEVERAL different logos they’ll need on their website for displays, fonts, click boards — you name it.

As a graphic designer, you can help separate their site from the pack. Don’t let all that power go to your head!

Email Template Designs

Behind every good product endeavor is an extensive email campaign that’s pushing it out to the public.

Those that actually open the email will take no more than 10 seconds to scan the email before throwing it in their trash folder.

That’s why it’s important for companies to capture their brand with the email’s graphics, colors, word usage, etc.

Even a subtle graphic theme on the email will grab the readers’ eyes and tell them “Hey! ready what this email has to say.”

Computer Wallpapers

Computer wallpaper is single-handedly THE most underrated element of personalization in all of technology.

What’s the first thing you see with you fire up your laptop and unlock the screen? Your preferred choice of wallpaper…that’s what!

They can be used for inspiring, reminiscing, and showing off what you’re all about. Maybe it’s a picture of your favorite basketball player with an awesome design behind it, or a beautiful drawing that reads “Be your best self”.

No one enjoys a blank screen, liven it up for you and your friends by making some individualistic wallpapers!

T-Shirt Designs

There is a shirt for any occasion, and the need to have them customized for such occasions is left up to Graphic Designers such as yourself!

There are so many different things to design on a shirt like the color, font, and graphics, with endless possibilities. If you play your cards right, this can turn into a niche that you can capitalize on.

It’s always fun to make up an imaginary team or company and design shirts for the heck of it… give it a try!

Show off Your Imagination

While it can be overwhelming starting out and coming up with graphic design ideas yourself, what’s most important is that you’re taking the first step towards it.

Graphic design gives you an opportunity to show off your individualistic imagination and come up with your own style, so don’t be afraid to flaunt it!

Be sure to check out more articles like the one listing out cool gift ideas for Techies for ways to expand your horizons and add to your graphic design repertoire.