Hello, I have been in the field of graphic designing for almost two decades. The field of graphic designing has witnessed a revolution, in which I am proud to be a part of. So many trends have come and gone and related to this I would like to give some advice to new designers
First always be unique. Follow no trends that are transitory, make your own style
Dont always go for a flashy design. A neat and clean design with a minamalist style goes a long way in the field of design.
Always research the brand and its industry before evn attempting to create alogo or website
Always keep your blogs updated, reply promptly and always be creative!
For some of my works, go to http://twitter.com/logodesignpros/ and http://logodesignpros.tumblr.com
graphics designing has changed a lot with the introduction of software like Photoshop. Now it is mandatory to have knowledge of these software for best results.