CAREER

Graphic Designers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$53,380

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-3.8% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

What Graphic Designers Do

Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Other Job Titles Graphic Designers May Have

Artist, Designer, Graphic Artist, Graphic Designer, Online Producer, Production Artist, Publications Designer

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Founder/CEO ,

Threadless

I spend most of my time building online tools for artists to share and monetize their work.

Designer, Graphics & more

All depends on what is on the agenda at the time; Graphic design, Logo design, Model making, industrial design, Interior design, Sign design, Sign painting, Wood working, Steel work and on and on. I am what people call a "Jack of all trades".


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.
  • Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design.
  • Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts, based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
  • Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and Web sites.
  • Use computer software to generate new images.

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