Graphic Designer By Eldrin banares

What Do They Do?

  • A graphic designer is someone who designs the words and images on a product for a client(s).
  • They understand how advertising and composition works, which helps them make creative and appealing products.
  • They are behind every product, magazine, or advertisement, deciding how every element of the piece should look.
  • Many designers may work as part of a team at a company or a design agency, as a freelancer at home, or both.

Education Requirements

  • Having a well-rounded portfolio can get an aspiring graphic designer far.
  • However, having a university degree or college diploma in Graphic Design shows that you know the basics of communicating via design will get you farther.

Skills Requirements

According to creativeskillset.org, to be a graphic designer, you must be able to:

  • Have a natural artistic ability
  • Be fully fluent in image editing and design software
  • Create graphics that communicate an idea or promote a brand
  • Know how to compose an image to a professional standard
  • Be comfortable accepting client briefs
  • Be able to meet deadlines
  • Market yourself to potential clients

Salary

  • According to Glassdoor.ca, the national Canadian average salary for a graphic designer can be $45,000 a year.
  • It can be as low as $30,000 a year or as high as $60,000 a year.

Where Will You Work?

  • Graphic designers can work be employed by advertising and design firms, by the advertising and communications department of establishments, and by multimedia production companies.
  • They can also be self-employed.

Why I Chose Graphic Design?

  • Based on my research and past knowledge about graphic design, it is definitely the career that I want to pursue.
  • This is because it is the career that I have decided on already since grade ten. I also have actual experience on being a graphic designer for CO-OP at a design firm called Logos Graphix.
  • This actually liked being a graphic designer there, the only downside is travelling there back and forth everyday.
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