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Design Invoice Template

A design invoice is a document used by designers to request or demand payment for creating designs for customers. Designers should include a description of the services/designs, the quantity and the total amount for the entire bill.

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Same as Company Address

DescriptionPriceQtyAmountTax
Subtotal
Discount
$
%
Tax
$
%
Shipping
Total
Account/unlimited
Account/unlimited

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What is Design?

Design is the first step taken when creating or building something. Without design, there is no product. Design allows people to connect with a product or a thing. Design is brand-able and it touches everything that we do. Because design covers almost everything, every business and product needs design in some way. Whether it’s a website or a logo or even someone’s front yard – a designer is needed. Every designer has their own tools; for example, web designers use html and css to style web pages and fashion designers use pen and paper or computer aided software to visualize their work.

How Much Do Designers Make?

There are a total of 1.9 million designers employed in the United States. From the lowest percentile (10%) designers make on average $22,850 per year. In the 90% percentile, designers on average can make over $100,000 per year.

SalaryHourly Wage
Fashion Designer $87,610 $42.12
Floral Designer $28,900 $13.90
Graphics Designer $54,680 $26.29
Interior Designer $59,120 28.42
All Other Designers $68,610 $32.99

How to Become a Designer?

Becoming a designer is learning how to use the tools and understanding the theory behind design. It’s no different than learning a language, once you understand the rules, then it’s possible to start designing. Because design touches every aspect of our lives, you first need to decide what aspect of life you are most drawn to. People who are drawn to websites become web designers and those who love cars end up designing cars for a living. The steps below provide a general guide to get you on your path to becoming a designer.

Step 1 – Choose a Niche

It’s hard to be a designer in multiple fields of work, although it can be done. Most designers pick one specialty and become very good at it. Reason being, it takes a lot of time and practice to master the technicalities of a specific designing niche. Take a graphic designer for example, they need to become computer literate to even have a chance. They have to learn and master a graphics editor like Adobe Illustrator in order to design graphics. Choosing, mastering, and sticking with a niche is the first step to becoming a designer.

Step 2 – Learn, Learn, and Learn

Don’t wait to find a job. Start with what you already have and keep learning. Many designers you meet will tell you that they are self taught. With all the information out there on the internet, especially on YouTube and Udemy offering full courses online in multiple areas of design, it’s easy to start learning quickly. It all comes down to creating products or services that you can sell. If you can’t get a job for company, there is still plenty of work available that you can find as a freelancer in your niche.

Step 3 – Start Doing

Without knowing, many professionals are forced to be their own designers by the nature of their job. For example, a web developer often finds him or herself having to pick a website’s colors and editing the layout. They might not have enough money to hire a “professional” graphics designer to create a logo so they end up doing it themselves. Don’t expect to be the world’s greatest designer starting out. Learning through experience is the best advice for any designer. Designers can find jobs online using the following sites:

  • Find freelance design jobs on Upwork;
  • Create a profile and offer your design services on Fiverr.
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