This video is very nice. I’m with ma’am Jozelle Tech She’s a PWD The best work for her is work at home because she can’t walk But it’s nice here we’re positive about it She’s able to work online she’s a freelancer She’s also a Youtuber Her channel’s link is in the description box of our video She also has home-based jobs tips there and tips for PWD The topics that we’ll discuss here are about the equipment she’s using in her online job She’s a graphic designer How much she’s earning? and the programs that you should learn if ever you want to be a graphic designer like her That can be learned that’s not just an in-born talent or anything That can be learned Before we start since a lot used my referral code in freenet Let’s give away the load I got from my referrals So, 600 load for 4 lucky winners 150 load each What you need to do first is to like the video second, comment in the comment section on what you think how long will Cardo’s show last? How many years or months? I’m with ma’am Jozelle She’s a Youtuber She’s also a graphic designer She’s a PWD but she’s able to work at home We are not belittling PWDs but the point of this is even PWDs you can earn money I mean, you can have a job So, ma’am Jozelle, introduce yourself please Hi, guys I’m a PWD freelancer My main job is as a graphic designer Mainly, for web, digital designs, like banners, for social media, websites, I’m also doing logo designs for different companies or brands Okay, so, when we say website, are referring to the background of website, or pictures that their website contains? Usually, it’s the main design of the website the front-end of it I’m the designer for that then, we have a particular developer We are working together to create the whole website Okay, then for social media, you’re also working on that, right? Usually, advertisements, for example, there’s a product to be promoted, we are the ones who will do the graphics of that for them to promote it. The ones you’ll see like ads that have designs We are the ones doing the advertisements I am designing that and then it’ll be uploaded by the social media manager Okay. So, is it in Facebook, Instagram, or everything? For everything but most of the time they’re being used for IG, (Instagram) Facebook, and for Twitter What are the types of design that you’re doing? Lately, what I’m doing are logo design, apparel designs, For apparel, since Merch is trending today, Oh, yeah, the Merch So, there are lots who are asking for tshirt designs then they’ll sell that Usually, logo and merch I’m doing that from scratch Hmm, from scratch. Because, umm, Of course, for identity and then since merch is for selling, so, it really needs most of the time, to be from scratch If ever you’re getting from photo stocks, it should be edited atleast like it’s you who really made the design I think, the most famous that they’re requesting for are marketing designs Marketing designs Like for Ecommerce, when they’re promoting their products, James: Like launching products Jozelle: Yes, hmm mm. What’s the difference between design from scratch and stock photos? Design from scratch, basically, you will be drawing Jozelle: You’ll make from- James: Basically, you’ll be drawing. Yes, from scratch James: As in from nothing or blank Jozelle: Yeah, blank canvass in your illustrator photoshop then you’ll draw like shapes, lines, James: Ah, so, you’re really drawing it Jozelle: Yeah, using mouse but most of the time, it’s actually better if you have a tablet Especially if your hand is really good in doing freehand drawing but for me, I’m not doing freehand that much I just have a basic knowledge about it But for me, I do it directly in the Illustrator or doing it in Photoshop directly James: Like doing the design? Jozelle: Yeah, directly. For example, for logo, I’ll do shapes, or I’ll combine all the lines or whatever graphics I want to make until I’d be able to create my own design How about from stock photos? If it’s from stock photos, Usually, what I’m using, if not the free websites like Pixabay James: Yeah, Pixabay It’s very popular because it’s really free You can use it anywhere and you don’t need to add credits If not there, because the stock photos there are limited James: Yeah, just a few, just a few. I am also getting photos or editable files from other websites then usually, I pay for that charges there are usually monthly Then that’s unlimited no matter how many times you use it or anywhere James: As long as you’ll pay monthly And then, from that, from that website, you’ll take the photos James: You’ll get photos Jozelle: Yes photos or even PSD or AI files those that you can readily edit in your software then you’ll just change it like you can change the color, James: like the shades shades, colors, and then the texts James: So, it’s like you’re only editing Jozelle: Yes. So, some also just combine them, right? Yes. Sometimes, what I do I’ll get three different stock designs, or photos, I’ll combine them all so, it’s like you made your own design Just make sure that your client knows that you’re doing it that way James: So, you need to tell them about that Because there are clients who want an original there are also clients that’s okay with it and wants you to take care of it James: So, that’s for stock photos. [music] What are the softwares that you are using as a graphic designer? What I usually use is Adobe Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and In design James: In design? But the most handy for me is Photoshop because I’ve been using it for more than a decade already So, like when I was still in high school the very first versions of it I’m already using it Because in Photoshop, you can already do a lot from prints, for web, You can do everything there James: It’s like all in one Not only photo editing and photo manipulation if you know how to photoshop, somehow, you’ll also be able to unedstand Illustrator and Indesign although they’re different in keys, James: Shortcuts Jozelle: Yes, like those. They also has different ways but there are similarities too James: James same. The jobs they do are somehow the same Why are we using Adobe Illustrator rather than Photoshop? What’s the difference? For me, What I think is Adobe Illustrator is for vector like you’ll be doing- James: Ah, wait ma’am, it’s like in vector you can enlarge where- Jozelle: It’ll not be pixelated James: It’ll not become ugly Jozelle: It’ll not be blurry James: Okay, okay. You can really do shapes there because it’s tools are really for vectors So, there are tools there for shapes that is easier to do or to draw Illustrator is the best for logos or even for print designs because you can enlarge it James: Hmm, yes. If in Photoshop, prints are also okay but what you’ll do there is to set the resolution to high James: Hmm, okay. There’s still a tendency for it to slow down because it’s not that capable to do that for the actual file But for AI file or in Illustrator, it’s automatically for that for enlargement James: Okay. So, how abut InDesign? What’s the difference of it from the two? InDesign, most of the time is for prints like brochures, magazines, Because in InDesign it has presets James: Presets for magazine? Jozelle: Yes Like for the shapes of catalogs, for brochures, If you put it there, you’ll have a preset to use and then it’s easier because there’s a template James: There’s already a template That’s for InDesign So, there are 3, guys Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign Is InDesign also Adobe? Jozelle: Yes, Adobe. James: Indesign is also Adobe So, ma’am is using three softwares other than that, as a graphic designer, are there anything else that you also use? Most of the time, those are what I’m using James: Those are for creating designs or for finish product that’s what you’re really using in your work Jozelle: Yes That’s really it and usually, that’s what really is required James: Ah, that you know to do? Jozelle: Yes, that’s a primary requirement Photoshop and then it’s like- James: Bonus. Jozelle: -that you know Illustrator and InDesign But there are also some who use Corel Draw I tried that before although- James: Coral Draw? Jozelle: Corel Draw. James: Corel Draw? Jozelle: Hmm mm. It’s like that too It’s like Photoshop but I didn’t really use it when I was still studying I mainly used Photoshop in Adobe And in Adobe, it upgrades every year James: Yes, yearly it has new versions like 2017, 2015 Okay ma’am, how about rates? How much are they paying you? Give us an idea about the ranges as a graphic designer It depends on the skills As for me, I’ve been working online for 9 years already so, my experience is already quite wide and also my skills It’ll range from $8 to $20 James: Dollars. $8 to $20 That’s USD But sometimes, I’m also taking $7 usually, for full-time or requires lots of time but sometimes, I am not paid per hour I am project-based which is I preferred more James: So, for graphic designers, There’s per hour and there’s also project-based So, what’s the usual, ma’am? that they prefer? Honestly, it’s like just equal portion Because there are really some who wants per hour Then there’s some who wants per project so, they can just have a budget Like here’s the budget James: Like this is my budget Jozelle: Yes, like this is my budget is this okay with you? Like that. I mainly prefer project-based because at least, I already know how much I’ll get from that Because if it’s per hour, James: You can finish it earlier. Jozelle: Yes, like sometimes if I finish it early, then, James: It’s just for a few hours. Jozelle: Yes, the hours are just few because since I’ve been designing for quite long now, I can make the designs faster James: As a quality product. A product with quality Jozelle: Yes, of course, it should be nice and with quality not just for the sake of doing so James: So, that’s it guys, if you’re working online you are not paid for nothing of course a company is paying us so of course, if we gave work to others for our clients, it should pass quality It’s like for international standard So, that’s it guys Always remember that there should be quality Jozelle: It should always be quality and then, if you can finish it faster then that’s better although, the cons there if you’re being paid per hour, then you can do a quality design quick, design with quality, James: It’s like it’s not fair. Jozelle: That’s a bit not fair because you’re client is already happy James: But you’re unhappy [laughs] Jozelle: Because you really know in yourself that what you created is really nice then you’ll just get a few amount like for example, it’s $10 per hour, you only did it for 5 hours, so, that’s for $50 That’s already okay but if your design is really for high quality, It’s really for high quality like it’s really nice that you think it costs more than that rate, it’s better if it’s in project-based like if ever if the client’s budget for that is $250 then it’s better to ask, how much is your budget for this? $250, okay. I’ll do this for you for $250 Usually, the project-based clients They are not- how can I say it? They don’t mind on how long you’ll do it What’s important is for them to be happy on the result James: If it’s nice Jozelle: They should like the result that’s what’s important there You don’t need to- in project-based, you don’t need to say that, oh, I did that for 2 hours [laughs] As long as they liked what you did, that’s good For project-based, there will be time limit, right? On when you should submit it Jozelle: Yes, there is. There’s a due date like 2 weeks, one week, how many days, Usually, what I do, for example, most of the time my designs are that are project-based are logos. What I’ll say is, “I will send you the first draft after three days or five days So, I’ll give them the proposal after that, what are the revisions that are needed? because usually I do 3 studies James: Sorry, three what? Jozelle: Three studies so, they can have choices James: Like three types of logos? Jozelle: Yes Like for example, I’ll create a logo, in three concepts James: Hmm, okay, okay. Jozelle: So, they’ll have choices and I also give them color and font style choices so, they’ll choose from there that’s for the first draft Then after that, they will return it to me, they’ll give their feedback then I’ll do it till we finish the project eventually James: So, that’s for project-based You preferred project-based, right? Yes, in terms of income, it’s okay because it’s fixed and more secure But in project-based, you know how to price because sometimes the client is demanding like asking for a lot of revisions like you haven’t finished the job [laughs] That’s not fair so, you really need to balance it In project-based, what are the usual rates of different types of design? like for logo, Facebook post, or pictures, web design, how much normally is the rate for that? Probably, for logos, maybe the range is $100 and above that’s at least Just don’t go lower than $100 if it’s for logo Unless, you don’t have experience yet James: Yes, that’s it If you just want to have something on your portfolio because when I’m still a newbie, that’s what I do I am getting low prices so at least, I can put something on my portfolio that’s the main key for you to have content on your port folio But since I already have experience that’s $100 and above How about Facebook designs or Facebook posts that you’re designing? Usually, for that that’s per hour James: That’s per hour They are per hour if ever there’s someone that asking you to create per project, it’s around $20 to $50 depending on the graphics The price really depends on the type of design because sometimes, others just need texts so that’s cheaper that’s just easy to do There are also asking for lots of graphics to be added then that whould be priced a bit higher James: Yes How about the web designs? When you’re designing the actual website In web design, usually, in web design, it’s priced for the overall project Meaning, there’s for design, development, I do that with a developer then, our range is most likely is $500 and above That’s the main James: Contract? Jozelle: Yes, that’s project-based. that’s above it should not go lower As I said, again, it depends on your experience $100 for logo actually, that’s still low but you can already start from that and up James: That’s so helpful, guys. What are the equipments that we need to be a graphic designer? What are you using personally for equipments? Me? Just simple. I just need a laptop, mouse, or tablet, it’s better if there’s a tablet the pern tablet where you can draw, but if there’s none since it’s a bit expensive, if you’re just starting, mouse is already fine, Because if you use mouse- or only in laptop pad, it’s a bit harder to navigate the pencils and brushes after that, internet, of course, and I think that’s pretty much it James: How about internet internet connection, are your clients requiring exact speed or minimum internet speed? Jozelle: When I was doing full-time before, yes they are. That’s one of their requirements at least 3 mbps and above James: But that a long time ago, right? Jozelle: Yes because I was only doing full-time before, When I was still new to online job, I am always accepting for full-time only or part-time and then eventually, I did freelancing where I have different clients Usually, they’re not requiring that because it’s per project but if you’ll apply for full-time, if you’re just starting, go with full-time, so at least you can gain more experience James: And the income is more stable Jozelle: Yes So, you can expect it every month James: Okay, so, What you need is laptop, right? Laptop or computer, that’s fine Jozelle: Yeah, any computer that can be used for design.
Jozelle: Yes. So, is it memory consuming or does Illustrator and others has high computer usage? Actually, a bit it depends on the version of Adobe It require a bit high consumption but with what I’m using, I can use Photoshop and illustrator at the same time What laptop are you using? Acer Acer and it’s i5 Yes, i5 Do you know how much memory does it have? For the RAM? James: Yes, for the RAM? Before, it was just 4. I upgraded it to 8gb because it’s slow it’s really slow Sometimes I need Photoshop and Illustrator at the same time So, I upgraded it James: At first, when it’s 4gb is it also okay? Jozelle: It’s actually okay but for me, it’s a bit slow for me Better if your laptop is faster you can finish faster James: So you’ll meet your goal, right? Especially if you’re working project-based Jozelle: Yeah So, it’ll be helpful if it’s fast but 4gb is also already okay for photoshop or Illustrator Most of the time, tablet is used for vector or drawing faces not only faces but like detailed graphics I am not really doing those that much called vector art but if you have budget and you like that kind of field, like doing vector arts then better if you have a tablet I don’y have a specific tablet but from what I heard, Wacom is really good James: Hmm, so, let’s check that out [music]