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Zoe Haber-Kucharsky

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Transcript of Graphic

They work to create a variety of different forms of media;
logos and branding
publications (magazines, newspapers and books)
print advertisements including posters and billboards
website graphics and elements
signs and product packaging
Employment Prospects
strongest growth in graphic design services in the last few years have been the film and video industries, and in computer systems design
Advancement Prospects
Salaries may vary if the company hires on commission or if one is a freelance designer
Salary Range
Graphic design is the art of visual communication and stylizing to send a message or portray a concept to a specific targeted audience
using various methods, graphic designers create and combined drawn, painted, photographed, or computer-generated images to create the various medium that surround us in our daily life
they may also create, design or work with a variety of letter-forms or typefaces
graphic design informs, persuades, organizes, stimulates, locates, identifies, attracts attention and provides pleasure to many aspects of the public's daily life
in 2010 the median pay for the average graphic designer was paid $20.93 per hour
Salary Information:
Low- $48,000
Medium- $60, 000
High- $74,000
examples of graphic design jobs and there average salary are:
Federal Government Positions- $75,000+
Amusement and Entertainment Groups- $65,000+
Computer/related industries - $49,000+
Salaries also may change depending on the country or region you work in
To get into graphic design, designers must have a Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts (BFA) or Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design
Most degrees offered for Graphic design are college level programs
Main courses available include design principles, studio art, website design, commercial graphics and printing techniques ect..
Some level entry positions are available in the industry without degrees
81% practitioners with college degrees
11% with associate degree
4% have taken college courses
must have artistic capabilities
strong visual, verbal and communication skills
strong portfolio which showcases best work --> this is generally considered in hiring processes
Graphic designers must meet strict deadlines and often work independently, good time management is important
business/sale skills are beneficial for this career especially when self employed
expertise in web design, interactive media and animation are expected to see the greatest job opportunities in the near future while jobs in print and publication are in the decline
good sense of composition
Broad knowledge of how to use computer programs Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PowerPoint and Dreamweaver
Working on internships and time as a graphic designer out of school is important in getting a Job
A thorough understanding and experience using design computer programs is also important
Experienced graphic designers may progress to positions as artistic directors and advertising directors.
advertising designer
animator - animated films
commercial artist
cybergraphic designer
graphic artist
graphic designer
graphic designer - multimedia
graphic designer - multimedia, interactive media or new media
layout designer
medical illustrator
multimedia illustrator
scientific illustrator

design agencies are number one for hiring, these are companies that have many clients and projects going on at once
companies such as P&G and Cintas have what's called "in-house creative" who have designers hired full time to design presentations and layouts ect..
In some companies this may lead to positions as creative directors in art & design companies
in some cases with enough experience one can specialize in specific design areas such as website design
one may also gain enough experience to open their own business
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