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Introduction Page 1
Typical career pathPage 2
Skills usedPage 3
Lifestyle Page 6
1.Introduction. Provide a brief, basic description of the occupation, such as typical work settings and kind of work done, etc. Graphic Designer, things such as preparing work by gathering information, planning by studying information, coordinating with outside agencies
2.Typical Career Path. Describe the typical career path for someone in this occupation from entry to the highest level in the position. Brand and Identity design, informational design, promotional advertising 3.Skills Used. Describe the skills or abilities typically used by persons in this occupation. Project management, typography, creative thinking
4.Education/Training. Describe the majors or fields of study related to preparation for working in the occupation. Design in Society, 2-D design, Art History
5.Outlook. Describe the current and projected job openings in the occupation, regional influences, industry changes, etc. Employment of graphic designers is projected to increase by 13 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. High job turnover should result in numerous openings. However, competition for senior graphic designer positions will be very strong. 6.Lifestyle Impact. Discuss how working in this occupation affects family roles, marriage, and leisure options, and vacations. Most graphic designers work full time, but schedules can vary depending on workload and deadlines. In 2010, about 29 percent of graphic designers were self-employed. Graphic designers who are self-employed may need to adjust their workday to meet with clients in the evenings or on weekends. In addition, they may spend some of their time looking for new projects or competing with other designers for contracts.
What is graphic design? Graphic design is a creative process that combines art and technology to communicate ideas. The graphic designer works with a variety of communications tools in order to convey a message from a client to a particular demographic audience. A career in graphic design is perfect for a creative individual who has a sense of design . Since A graphic designer is one who creates ideas that are expressed in words and/or pictures, and generally solves problems of visual communication, says Paul Rand, a professional designer (23). Employment in this profession is projected to increase 29% by the year 2006, which is the highest of any career according to a study done by the American Institute of the Graphic Arts (3). A graphic designer may work in a variety of places including a large firm or corporation, a specific design agency, a magazine or newspaper, or even in his own home as a freelance designer. There are few specific requirements needed to be involved in graphic design. However, there are similar traits and qualities that most designers generally possess, including training, knowledge of specific elements, using criticism positively, and a keen eye for color and balance. The cost of being a graphic designer must also be factored in. Graphic design is a career that offers a creative outlet but can be quite stressful, which is why designers must be cooperative and work well with others. A dexterous designer knows how to use criticism positively. Oftentimes criticism is what makes a piece of art better. Depending on the project, job duties may include designing and...