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Design Managers have the responsibility of managing design or graphics teams and departments. They are extremely innovative, artistic and creative. Managers often collaborate on projects with their colleagues, delegate tasks and check for quality and consistency. Managers also meet with clients, listen to their project specifications and translate their requests into designs.

A Design Manager usually performs many of the following tasks:

•  Developing design strategies
•  Managing projects
•  Collaborating with team members
•  Meeting customers
•  Delegating tasks
•  Mentoring team members
•  Attending meetings
•  Conducting presentation
•  Evaluating performance


•  Being articulate
•  Being able to communicate proficiently
•  Managing conflicts
• Mentoring employees
• Being innovative
•  Being considerate
• Being responsive
•  Being proactive
• Project management
• Communication
• Organization
•  Being creative
• Planning
• Time management
• Being attentive to details
• Listening to critiques


The job position for a Design Manager is very competitive. Candidates should aim to have a Masters Degree in Art, Visual Arts, Graphic Design or Interior Design. Employers prefer to hire managers who have good track records and many years or working in the industry but most Design Managers do possess at least first degree.

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