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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Prabhnoor Singh Virdi
Profession – Graphic Design
Designation – Graphic Designer
OrganisationHS Designs
Age – 35
City – Chandigarh
Work Experience (Years) – 5
Under-Graduation – B.A., Punjab University
Professional Qualification – Graphic Designing online course from EDX

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I completed my Bachelors in 2010 and started my business in 2015. As a result, I had almost a 5-year gap between my degree and my own business. This was mainly because I realized that college academics do not work well with me. The standardized test etc. were not really my cup of tea. I liked to learn things at my own pace. So I spent those 5 years learning about Graphic Designing and actually figuring out what specialization would I like to have in that field. Once I was pretty confident about my skills, I started my own business (since it was not easy for me to get a job after such a long gap); with the help of my parents and relatives who have believed in me and supported me throughout.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as an Owner of a Graphic Designing Enterprise .

Having an own business in any field has its own pros and cons. On the bright side, I am my own boss and I work with whatever I like. I am not under any kind of pressure of doing something that I don’t have my heart in. However, on the other hand, it is not the safest job out there. There could be a chance of your business not being successful and it going downhill due to some issues. How much ever good you are in your respective field, you have to make sure that your management skills and business skills are nice. My job is mainly related to designing the logos for different brands, including the local ones, be it an eating joint, or be it for an online blogger.


Average Income in Graphic Designing Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Often
Does your work require you to travel?
Never
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Never
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Insecure
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Risky

As I mentioned, there is a huge risk of failure.

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?
Good skills are more than enough to do what I am doing.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
OK
How would you describe your co-workers?
OK
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Graphic Design Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
No
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Simple Graduation
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
No
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Cheap
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in Graphic Designing?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

A person who decides to come into this field should know that it is much more than being just a creative person. Your business skills, contacts and all matter too.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

One main thing that I absolutely love about this job is that I do what I love to do. When I see my friends struggling in the corporate and just waiting for the weekend, I feel extremely lucky. This work for myself is more of a fun thing to do than something that I do for money. I get to meet new people for the business and expand it in the way I would like to. I do not have to depend on anyone else about their point of views except for advice.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in Graphic Designing?

Starting your own business, especially in a field like arts has many cons and I am sure most of you are aware of it. Even though I love being my own boss, that also says, that if some day I stop working hard, I will stop getting my income. Instead of a 9-5, weekly job, this is a full-time job where you need to focus on the expansion of your business. Any sort of loss directly affects you and there is no way of escaping that. You need to have contacts with the right people and have good knowledge about how the scope of the field works.


Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Neutral
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
May be Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Very Easy
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
I would pick the same profession.


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