Graphic Designer

Career Description. Kevin Lopez 3rd Block 1-20-15

Certificates, diplomas, and degrees required

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Geometry, algebra I and II
  • Computer science and applications
  • Web design and development
  • Art appreciation and practical skills
  • Communications
  • Principles of design, color theory and page layout
  • Printing and digital techniques
  • Psychology, sociology and personal communication
  • Computerized design and web development
  • Marketing and business

Job Description :

1. A graphic designer is responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact. The role involves listening to clients and understanding their needs before making design decisions.

2. Their designs are required for a huge variety of products and activities, such as websites, advertising, books, magazines, posters, computer games, product packaging, exhibitions and displays, corporate communications and corporate identity, i.e. giving organizations a visual 'brand'.

3. A graphic designer works to a brief agreed with the client, creative director or account manager. They develop creative ideas and concepts, choosing the appropriate media and style to meet the client's objectives.

4. The work demands creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of industry software and a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines.


A Graphic Artist / Designer earns an average salary of $39,401 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

MEDIAN: $39,401

National Salary Data




$28,196 - $58,105


$0.00 - $3,134

Profit Sharing

$296.51 - $5,039


$0.00 - $9,839

Total Pay

$24,308 - $58,646

Working Conditions :

Graphic designers:

  • usually work regular business hours, but may be required to work evenings and weekends to meet deadlines
  • usually work in offices and studios, but may also work from home or travel locally to attend photo shoots
  • work in conditions that may be stressful due to deadlines.