Graphic Designer

Will Lefforge

Basic Skills

You need to be able to manipulate the things given to you communicate with the audience. You need to be good with contrast, scale, color, pacing, and typography. If you don't have this creative ability then you are not cut out to be a graphic designer. People skills will be important since you are going to be working with different people trying to figure out what you they want.

Activities Preformed By a Graphic Designer

You see the work of a graphic artist everywhere and every day in advertisements to books to TV just about everything you see every day had something to do with graphic design. They design what something will look like with color, text, shape etc. Graphic designers are what make you want to do something more. In a trailer from a movie graphic designers put it all together with the special effect people.

What Are The Educational Requirements For This Job

A bachelor’s degree in graphic design is usually required. Associate degrees and certificates in graphic design also are available from 2-year and 3-year art or graphic design schools. Graduates of these programs normally qualify as assistants to graphic designers or for positions requiring technical skills only.

Work Hours

Work hours depend on the job you work until you finish and you have to set it up so that it is finished before the dead line. The normal work week is 5-7 day a week for 8-10 hours a day.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Work hours depend on the job you work until you finish and you have to set it up so that it is finished before the dead line. There are times where you work all the way through the night to get something done.

National Average Income

Median annual wages for graphic designers were $42,400 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $32,600 and $56,620. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,110, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $74,660. May 2008 median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of graphic designers were:

Annual Income Income In Texas

? $44,150 per year

Average Hourly Income

$21.22 per hour

Future Outlook For This Job

The job openings for graphic designer is rising slowly every year. Since we are becoming more technologically advanced people are going to want to be more digital.

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