A Career in Graphic Design

Graphic design encompasses the design of all forms of printed communication media.  With the growth of the Internet as a  communication tool, the design principles associated with printed matter also extend to web-based media. In essence, good graphic design means effective communication.

Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines and corporate reports.

Some potential career choices are:

  • Art Director
  • Brand Manager
  • Illustrator
  • Production Artist
  • Social Media Designer
  • Typographer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Web Designer

On the Web

These websites provide additional information on careers in the graphic design field:

Degree Programs