Graphic Designer Spotlight: Elvis Salic

Elvis Salic is the creator of www.elvissalic.com. He is a Graphic Designer and Web Developer. Elvis was cool enough to take time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions for us. 


When did you start doing graphic?

I started designing in 2009 during my last year of high school, my sister got photoshop from a friend to tweak pictures, one day I got on the laptop opened photoshop, I started to mess around with photos just touching things up the best I could ever since I have been using Photoshop every day.  

What is your process when getting started on a new project?

Before I start any project I go over all the details of the project with the client, I make sure the client and I are both on the same page before any work is put into the design. This helps me make sure I deliver exactly what the client wants. 

What are your biggest influences?
When it comes to design I don’t really have any specific influences, I analyze every design I come across be it on the web or in real life. If I am at a store I will look at all the advertisements
and analyze the design, break down in my head the design, try to figure out how it was put together and that helps me come up with ideas for my own designs. 
Have you worked on any big projects?

I have worked on a ton of “big” projects for example I worked with Tecate helping design the model cards for the ring girls that were part of the Mayweather and Pacquiao fight, I have worked with pornstars such as Christy Mack, I have designed a logo for a professional boxer https://twitter.com/TeamHammerHands, I have worked with youtubers such as https://www.youtube.com/user/SSSniperWolf and https://www.youtube.com/user/DevvonTerrell just a few “big” projects. 


Do you ever get stuck when coming up with design ideas for a client?  If so, how do get your creative juices rolling? 

If I get stuck on a design it will be for an hour or so but I never get stuck for days, I always come up with an idea. I go to the gym at least 5 times a week, this helps me reset my mind and as a result, I am able to always come up with ideas for a design.

I was looking over some of your work yesterday. How important is quality visual content to an artist brand?

Quality is huge when it comes to someone's brand. I have been told by clients that when I created a website for them or any sort of graphics their sales spiked when people see a good presentation such as a good website, they are more likely to buy from you. If you have a brand that does not look professional, people won't take you as serious. 


How do you balance work and your personal life?
This is a hard thing to do, I have to sacrifice social life a lot of times in order to get things done, it all comes down to priorities. I try to put time aside for friends and family but at the moment my main focus is work and taking my brand to the next level. 

Anything else you would like to add before we go?

To any anyone thinking or working towards being self-employed, I would say keep working towards it, for me it took several years before I was able to make a solid income but once things take off they take off fast. All you have to do is be consistent and work every day, treat whatever it is you are trying to do as a full-time job even if you don’t get paid as such. If you put the time an effort every day, slowly things will come together. The key is to never give up and put in work.









 All images and video were used with permission.



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Website: Elvissalic.com 
Skype: elvissalic

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