What is a Graphic Designer?
Graphic designers support all production activities. Computer skills are valuable to use the software to create broadcast graphics and animations. It's very important to have a strong background in art and design. Graphic designers understand the science of light and how it reflects to add dimension to their illustrations and animations. Good organizational skills are very important to juggle many projects at once.
Real People Profile
||Bachelor of arts in graphic design
|Art, geography and biology
|First Real Job:
||Designer in an advertising agency
||Art, hiking and animal welfare.
Real People Q&A
Advice for students interested in my job:
Learn to draw. The most important elements of this kind of job are your art and design skills. Computer skills are a bonus.
What subjects in school will students need to do my job?
Art and some knowledge of math and physics
What I like most about my job?
The fact that every project is different so there’s no opportunity to get bored.
I love to take a graphic and give it depth and movement.
What is the biggest challenge in my job?
My biggest challenge is to give every project its own unique look. There is very little time at the beginning of an assignment to sit down and think about what it should look like. Most of the time, I have several projects to work on all at the same time.
How do you get a job like mine?
Do well in art and then go to an art and design school. Potential employers will want to see examples of your artwork or animation prior to, or during an interview. An internship at an advertising agency, production company or television station may provide you with an opportunity to create graphics that you can add to your portfolio or reel to show professional examples of your work.