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Graphic/Web Designer Team Report
Transcript of Graphic/Web Designer Team Report
Mad Men might be the stylish face of advertising,
but designers are the ones who translate those ideas into reality.
Be it print, electronic or web, without their skills
marketing would just be a bunch of people yelling at each other.
Avg. per year: $44,000 ($25,000-$76,000)
Avg. per year: $65,000 ($40,000-$90,000)
Location / Hiring
Retail Stores, Colleges, Advertising , Agencies, Print Shops, Corporations, Direct-Mail Advertising, Music, Publishers & Record, Public Relations, Firms, Clip Art Services, Architectural & Interior Design Firms, Museums & Art Galleries, and Publications - Newspapers, Magazines, etc.
Internet Service Providers, Internet Consulting Firms, Specialized Web Design Companies, Advertising Firms, and Graphic Design Shops
Tools / Skills
On-site positions will more often than not provide a work station with the necessary software for you to use. In a profession such as graphic design where experience and proficiency is required with these software applications it is more than likely that applicants will have their own access to these as well.
Some freelancing or contract graphic design positions where you telecommute will often require that you have your own workspace with necessary software and internet connection.
You must have experience with many products. Having your own laptop is helpful for projects and communicating with clients when not in the office. Having the programs is essential.
Salaries by Company Size
Small Company Average $39,000 ($25,000-$52,000)
Large Company Average $60,000 ($43,000-$76,000)
Small Company Average $65,000 ($50,000-$80,000)
Large Company Average $65,000 ($40,000-$90,000)
Differences Between Levels
$10,000-$15,000 per level difference
The gap difference between positions often included additional perks and benefits
Higher rates are typically expected to act in a supervisory capacity.
$20,000 a year jump between positions
Senior positions typically require advanced degrees and more specialized work experience.
Paid time off, health care, pension, education reimbursement, sick days, insurance, and bonuses
Medical benefits or bonuses after a trial period
Local (Washington): Microsoft, Amazon, University of Washington, FILTER, The Creative Group
National: People Answers, Creative Circle, The Creative Group, Aquent Staffing, The Johnson Group Inc., Cyber Coders
Local (Washington): Microsoft, Nordstrom, Amazon, University of Washington, and Tableau.
National: Cybercoders, Amazon, Creative Circle, Microsoft, and the Creative Group.
Location & Environment
Baccalaureate or associate degree in design or a related field.
A Bachelor of Arts or higher degree in Visual Communications, Graphic Design, or field related degree.
Proficient on either PC or Mac
Proficient on either PC or Mac
Besides, where do you think all these cool infographics come from?
Most jobs are on site but some ask for the flexibility of being able to take work home.
Most jobs are on-site, working with others to complete projects. In this industry there is telecommuting, but it is mostly done while on-site. Collaborative communication is a key element.
Current version of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
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