With over 25 years into my journey of Graphic Design, I have learned that there are some essential skills which help set me apart as a Designer. It is this said longevity in the design world that has helped me take my organizational skills to a higher level of project management. It is the difference between waiting for instruction as opposed to initiating, leading, and the flexibility to change designs to help meet a deadline.
Another imperative skill is Creative thinking. Acquiring the diversity of designing from scratch along with the ability to cooperatively design with only my clients vision for guidance.
Collaboration; my successes can also involve the special skills of other talented individuals. Whether I need an illustrator, a photographer or web developer, understanding that it reveals good character to ask for advice and support from a solid network team.