Graphic Designer job description

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Graphic Designers are responsible for planning and creating visual solutions to communications problems. Their mission is to find the most effective way to get messages across electronic and print media using type, illustrations, colors, animation, photography, among other techniques. These professionals create production designs of journals, corporate reports, magazines, newspapers, etc. They may work for design, publishing, or advertising companies.

Graphic Designers usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Meeting client´s needs.
• Creating layouts.
• Designing newsletters.
• Managing printers.
• Estimating time for projects.


• Being creative.
• Having high attention to details.
• Being organized.
• Having interpersonal skills.
• Being able to handle various projects at the same time.
• Having communication skills.
• Being able to print layout and design.
• Having a unique style.
• Being confident.
• Being able to meet tight deadlines.


Persons who want to be Graphic Designers are required to have a bachelor´s degree in graphic design as a minimum. Suitable degrees for this industry are offered by many private design schools, colleges, and universities. Subjects included in these courses are printing techniques, studio art, computerized design, commercial graphics production, principles of design, and website design. Other useful courses for this area are related to psychology, foreign languages, art history, cultural studies, business, marketing, sociology, and writing. There are more than 300 postsecondary institutions accredited by The National Association of Schools of Art and Design for those who want to take a course to work in this business.

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