Design guide



How to get hired for Design tasks on MyPocketSkill

Connect with Prospective Customers

Firstly, sign in and make a listing that offers Design services. Please include your experience in the title and a description of your skills and any qualifications. We encourage you to reply promptly to messages received on the platform - this will help you plan the times and days for your social media tasks, and help you earn as much pocket money as possible for yourself.

Create full profiles and put together a portfolio

Having a good profile will really help you to stand out and look more attractive to customers! In your bio, make sure you include as much relevant information, including things like an introduction to your portfolio, a description of your experiences and any relevant courses you take, and reviews that you might have already received!

Meet the customer on Zoom

Once you have a task request, the customer may want to meet you briefly to discuss the task and get to know you. This can be done over Zoom. You can find details on how to conduct a Zoom meeting on our How It Works page here. This is to make sure you’re both on the same page regarding what is expected in the task, as well as to obtain all the information you’ll need to carry out the task - like the type of business, length of the task, etc.
The customer will no doubt want to be reassured you are responsible and capable of the task. It is important that all communication regarding the task is kept on the platform, this is to keep you safe and in order to settle any disputes.

Preparation

Once you transact for Design, we will ask the customer to send you the details and procedures for the task.

Use Free Online Resources to Skill-up 

These are some of the best free Design foundation courses.  Register for these courses to improve your skills or acquire new ones. If you are new to this and want to strengthen your Design skills, you should definitely try a few of these courses. 

Introduction to graphic design

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/introduction-to-graphic-design-4/welcome

How everyone can learn to think like a designer

https://designschool.canva.com/courses/graphic-design-basics/?lesson=design-to-communicate

How to create better graphic design

https://www.udemy.com/course/how-to-create-better-graphic-design-1/

From doodle to logo

https://www.udemy.com/course/from-doodle-to-logo/

Adobe illustrator for beginners

https://design.tutsplus.com/courses/from-the-top-adobe-illustrator-for-beginners

After effects for beginners

https://photography.tutsplus.com/courses/adobe-after-effects-for-beginners

Applying Design Principles

https://alison.com/course/design-applying-design-principles

Advacend photoshop for everyone

https://design.tutsplus.com/courses/advanced-photoshop-for-everyone/lessons/welcome-to-the-course

How to create an instagram story story template in adobe after effects

https://photography.tutsplus.com/courses/how-to-create-an-instagram-story-template-in-adobe-after-effects

Sketch for Beginners

https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/courses/up-and-running-with-sketch

Lastly

Choose the courses that interest you the most and give them a try. If you find that it’s not for you, then don’t worry! You can always switch over to another course all for free. Don't forget to be reasonable and polite and happy learning!