Graphic designers produce visual communications, including art and layouts of text for reproduction in print and electronic media such as magazines, newspapers, books and websites, as well as image designs for corporate identity programmes, exhibitions and advertising.
Roles and responsibilities
What does a Graphic Designer do?
Graphic designers may perform the following tasks:
- talk to clients to get a clear understanding of their visual communication requirements and develop design 'roughs' (sketches)
- prepare comprehensive layouts of the design using techniques such as photography, illustration and computer-generated imagery
- identify communication problems and develop visual solutions
- present and propose designs to clients for approval
- prepare designs for print or digital publication and signage
- design and set up exhibitions for advertising or educational purposes
- supervise all design production stages, including arranging and supervising printing.
What personal requirements will you need?
- creative and imaginative
- understanding of colour and form
- able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- good communication skills
- good marketing abilities
- able to work as part of a team.
Undergraduate Courses To Become
Recommended major/s to pursue this career
The University of Western Australia