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Graphic Designer Job Description

A graphic designer is a person who creates visual concepts, by hand or by using computer software, to communicate ideas. A graphic designer designs and creates visuals such as logos for companies, interfaces for websites, characters for computer games, business cards for businesspersons, or brochures/leaflets for advertisements.

A graphic designer should have a good visual sense and the ability to use color. They should be perceptive, creative and imaginative to come up with great ideas for designs, and practical to express the ideas and bring them to live. They should also be well organized and good at time management to avoid stressful works due to deadlines.

What does a Graphic Designer do?

Graphic designers may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Graphic designers usually work normal business hours, but may sometimes work evenings and weekends to meet deadlines. They work in offices, in studios, and at home. They may travel for work or to attend conferences or seminars.

What is Required to Become a Graphic Designer?

To become a graphic designer, you will need a certificate or a degree in graphic design, media arts, visual communication or another closely related discipline.


Just to give you an idea, some of the classes that you’ll be taking in college may include:


A graphic designer may specialize to become one or more of the following:

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Graphic designers need to have:


Alternative Careers

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