Graphic designers use computers or hand drawings to create visual concepts for their clients. Using art and technology, these concepts include reports, magazines, brochures and advertisements and are used to interest people in a certain idea or product. Graphic designers also create layouts and production designs to support a product.
Graphic designers handle various job duties:
Conference with clients to create a scope of work needed for the project
Understand multiple types of computer programs, including digital illustration, photo editing and design software
Create visual material for a company, including logos and images to help promote a product
Present different designs to clients for review
Edit and change material before publishing
Maintain customer satisfaction
National Median Salary
*Figure represents national average. To view the average salary in your state visit the bureau of labor statistics.
Entry-level education requirements:
High school diploma/GED, bachelor’s degree
Job outlook (2014-24):
Little or no change in growth (1 percent projected growth). Those interested in this field should expect strong competition when interviewing and looking for jobs as a graphic designer.*