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How to Become a Digital Scrapbook Designer

Digital graphic design has been a growing profession, particularly since the advent of the internet. Become a digital scrapbook designer, an emerging career subset of digital graphic design.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Go to the NASAD website Go to the National Association of Schools of Art and Design website to find digital graphic design degree or certificate programs.
  • TIP: Because digital graphic design is a competitive field, a degree from an accredited school can give a beginner an edge.
  • Step 2: Learn how to use image editing software Learn how to use popular image editing software.
  • Step 3: Visit the Digital Scrapbook Previews website Visit the Digital Scrapbook Previews website, which offers a gallery of professional digital scrapbook designers with many scrapbook page examples.
  • TIP: Explore a variety of designer scrapbook pages to determine your own creative direction.
  • Step 4: Know digital scrapbook designer specialties Know digital scrapbook designer specialties. You can create scrapbook pages for individual clients, or create scrapbook page templates for the mass market.
  • Step 5: Build a digital scrapbook portfolio Build a digital scrapbook portfolio that may include individual scrapbook pages, scrapbook templates, or even complete scrapbook albums.
  • Step 6: Create a website or blog Create a website or blog that acts as an online gallery for your design business. Be sure to include contact information, particularly your email address.
  • Step 7: Create an online store Create an online gallery where customers can pay to download your original page templates, scrapbook album kits, and template CDs or DVDs.
  • FACT: In 1872 , Mark Twain patented a "self-pasting" scrapbook.

You Will Need

  • Internet access
  • Degree or certificate
  • Image editing software
  • Specialties
  • Portfolio
  • Website or blog
  • Gallery

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