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Graphic Designer

  1. 1. Graphic Designer<br />Kathy Tran<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br /><ul><li>Creates brochures and ads to promote products or services.
  3. 3. Creates visual designs for company reports and print material.
  4. 4. Graphics designers work on design and layout of publications.
  5. 5. Uses knowledge on design principles.
  6. 6. Most work is done on the computer.
  7. 7. Meets with clients to discuss the design.
  8. 8. Also work on visuals for television and film.
  9. 9. They also work on website designs including color, images, and layouts.</li></li></ul><li>Task List<br /><ul><li>Meets with clients or supervisors to discuss the design project.
  10. 10. Prepare samples and/or sketches.
  11. 11. Get approval from supervisor and clients.
  12. 12. Create the images on the computer using design software.
  13. 13. Set layouts for the final print.
  14. 14. Develop layouts and design for magazines/websites.
  15. 15. Produce credits for film and TV.
  16. 16. Prepare storyboard drawings.
  17. 17. Maintain archives of images and past work.</li></li></ul><li>Common work<br /><ul><li>Think creatively
  18. 18. Use of computers
  19. 19. Collect information
  20. 20. Make decisions
  21. 21. Communicate with team members and clients
  22. 22. Organize and plan the work to be done
  23. 23. Provide advice
  24. 24. Develop teams
  25. 25. Coordinate events and meetings
  26. 26. Monitor and control work flow
  27. 27. Develop deadlines and goals</li></li></ul><li>Working conditions<br /><ul><li>High level of social contact
  28. 28. Works in a group or team
  29. 29. Much communication done through phone and emails
  30. 30. Works indoors
  31. 31. Must be exact
  32. 32. Sets daily tasks to be done and goals
  33. 33. Follows strict deadlines
  34. 34. Works on a set schedule
  35. 35. Can either be part time or full time job
  36. 36. Occasional overtime to meet deadlines</li></li></ul><li>Physical Demands<br /><ul><li>Sits for long periods of time
  37. 37. Uses hands to control tools
  38. 38. See details and differences in color
  39. 39. Speak clearly
  40. 40. Assemble small objects
  41. 41. Listen</li></li></ul><li>Skills and Abilities<br /><ul><li>Express ideas clearly
  42. 42. Listen and read information
  43. 43. Think of creative solutions for problems
  44. 44. Analyze ideas to recognize its strengths and weaknesses
  45. 45. Draw conclusions
  46. 46. Understand and evaluate new information
  47. 47. Judge the outcomes of an action
  48. 48. Manage time
  49. 49. Able to see images before they are made</li></li></ul><li>Knowledge<br /><ul><li>DESIGN: Making and using plans, blueprints, drawings, models
  50. 50. COMMUNICATION: Production, sharing, delivering information
  51. 51. TECHNICAL: Use of computer hardware and software
  52. 52. FINE ARTS: Methods and concepts of art
  53. 53. MARKETING: Being able to sell and advertise the products</li></li></ul><li>Preparation<br /><ul><li>High School Diploma or GED
  54. 54. Bachelor’s Degree or training beyond high school
  55. 55. Eye for color and detail
  56. 56. Sense of balance and proportion
  57. 57. Creativity
  58. 58. Develop a portfolio
  59. 59. Formal training creates more skill/talent and opportunities for internships
  60. 60. Internships build more skill/talent and connections for job opportunities </li></li></ul><li>Helpful Classes<br /><ul><li>Art
  61. 61. Commercial Art
  62. 62. Computer Applications
  63. 63. Desktop Publishing
  64. 64. Drawing/Painting
  65. 65. Graphic Design
  66. 66. Web Page Design
  67. 67. Graphic Arts/ Printing
  68. 68. Intro to Business</li></li></ul><li>Hiring Practices<br /><ul><li>Prefers designer with excellent portfolio
  69. 69. Strong computer skills
  70. 70. Fantastic communication skills
  71. 71. Bachelor’s Degree or direct work experience</li></li></ul><li>WAGES<br />
  72. 72. EMPLOYMENT<br /><ul><li>About 26% of designers are self-employed
  73. 73. Graphic design companies/advertising agencies
  74. 74. Newspapers/Magazines/Publishers/Printing Companies</li></li></ul><li>Outlook<br /><ul><li>High demand due to the internet’s growth
  75. 75. Most will be needed to design websites
  76. 76. Strong competition
  77. 77. Best opportunities are for designers with a Bachelor’s Degree
  78. 78. Designers that specialize in web design and animation have better chances</li></li></ul><li>interests<br /><ul><li>Likes to see results from their work
  79. 79. Likes the feeling of accomplishment
  80. 80. Recognition is important
  81. 81. Work in jobs with many advancements
  82. 82. Likes steady employment and good pay
  83. 83. Artistic interests
  84. 84. Likes to start up projects
  85. 85. Lead and persuade others</li></li></ul><li>Advancement Opportunities<br /><ul><li>Assistant Art Director
  86. 86. Creative Director of a department
  87. 87. Art Director
  88. 88. Design Director
  89. 89. Small Business</li></li></ul><li>REFERENCES<br /><ul><li>"Graphic Design: A Career Guide" (Free on the Internet)American Institute of Graphic Arts
  90. 90. "What in the world is graphic design?" (Free on the Internet)American Institute of Graphic Arts
  91. 91. "Become a Graphic Designer" (Free on the Internet)A Digital Dreamer
  92. 92. "Graphic Designers." Utah Futures. intoCareers, n.d. Web. 16 May 2011. <https://utahfutures.org/info2.aspx?FileID=Occ&FileNum=100093&TopicNum=0>. </li>

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