Being A Graphic Designer

A Flyer by Brandon Briones

Graphic Designer Overview and Salary

Have you ever wanted to design cool artistic art work or logos that you see on your favorite video game, CD, movie, billboard, poster etc? Then being a graphic designer is just for you! Develop creative ideas and concepts, choosing the appropriate media and style to meet the client's objectives. Earning a national average salary over $40,000! And if you are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area it is over $40,000 too!

What are you responsible for being a graphic designer?

Responsible for producing art assets and graphic page layouts according to design documentation and notes provided by the client. Collaborate with art directors to come up with design brief. Produce original art to be used for advertising, marketing, promotions, and PR materials (billboards, posters etc.).


Artistic talent is a necessity skill in the use of design software like Photoshop, In-design, and Illustrator. Drawing ability. A college degree in studio art and graphic design. Courses in art history, advertising, and photography.