2017 Graphic Designers
Median Pay: US$46,900
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Summary
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Duties

Graphic designers typically do the following: 

  • Meet with clients or the art director to determine the scope of a project
  • Use digital illustration, photo-editing software, and layout software to create designs
  • Create visual elements such as logos, original images, and illustrations that help deliver a desired message
  • Design layouts and select colors, images, and typefaces to use
  • Present design concepts to clients or art directors
  • Incorporate changes recommended by clients or art directors into final designs
  • Review designs for errors before printing or publishing them

Graphic designers combine art and technology to communicate ideas through images and the layout of websites and printed pages. They may use a variety of design elements to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Graphic designers work with both text and images. They often select the type, font, size, color, and line length of headlines, headings, and text. Graphic designers also decide how images and text will go together on a print or webpage, including how much space each will have. When using text in layouts, graphic designers collaborate closely with writers who choose the words and decide whether the words will be put into paragraphs, lists, or tables. Through the use of images, text, and color, graphic designers can transform statistical data into visual graphics and diagrams, which can make complex ideas more accessible.

Graphic design is important to marketing and selling products, and is a critical component of brochures and logos. Therefore, graphic designers, also referred to as graphic artists or communication designers, often work closely with people in advertising and promotions, public relations, and marketing.

Frequently, designers specialize in a particular category or type of client. For example, some create the graphics used on retail products packaging, still others may work on the visual designs used on book jackets.

Graphic designers need to keep up to date with the latest software and computer technologies to remain competitive.

Some individuals with a background in graphic design teach in design schools, colleges, and universities. For more information, see the profile on postsecondary teachers.

CORE Technology Associate

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Comcast NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media, entertainment and communications companies. We bring together engineers, designers, creators, storytellers, and entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of media and technology. We reimagine industries, reinvent technologies, and build...
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Philadelphia, PA

Lead Driver

Type: Part Time
Come be a leader of people, operations and growth with Waitr- one of the fastest growing restaurant delivery service with an expanding national presence. If you love technology, the food industry and leading teams that deliver a wow customer experience resulting in explosive growth, this is the...
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Cape Girardeau, MO

Lead Driver

Type: Part Time
Come be a leader of people, operations and growth with Waitr- one of the fastest growing restaurant delivery service with an expanding national presence. If you love technology, the food industry and leading teams that deliver a wow customer experience resulting in explosive growth, this is the...
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Florence, AL

Graphic Design Intern

Type: Internship
Kompleks Creative is searching for a graphic design intern to join our team. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and knowledge with print design, website design and branding. An understanding of composition, color theory, advanced typography and information design is required....
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Graphic Design Intern

Type: Internship
Position Summary:Clean the World Ventures LLC., a Florida limited liability certified B corporation, is seeking an intern on our Graphic Design Team. Our Graphic design interns have the exciting role of demonstrating stylistic versatility and balance while designing advertisements, email blasts,...
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Graphic Design Intern

Type: Internship
Kompleks Creative is searching for a graphic design intern to join our team. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and knowledge with print design, website design and branding. An understanding of composition, color theory, advanced typography and information design is required....
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SEO / Internet Marketer

Type: Part Time
Source Enterprises is now hiring for immediate start on a number of commercial internet projects. Work with and learn from the best internet marketers in the industry. Invaluable experience that will greatly increase your skills, capabilities, and value to employers.A position at Source Enterprises...
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UIX Graphic Designer

Type: Part Time
Source Enterprises is now hiring for immediate start on a number of commercial internet projects. Work with and learn from the best creative designers in the industry. Invaluable experience that will greatly increase your skills, capabilities, and value to employers.A position at Source Enterprises...
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Software / Web Developer

Type: Part Time
Source Enterprises is now hiring for immediate start on a number of commercial internet projects. Work with and learn from the best creative developers in the industry. Invaluable experience that will greatly increase your skills, capabilities, and value to employers. You can apply here or directly...
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Part Time Instructional Script Writer

Type: Part Time
Are you BFFs with the written word? Do you spend your free time writing creatively? Are you a fan of helping people learn new things? Would you classify yourself as a tech nerd? If so, then AllenComm is the gig for you. We are rock stars on the stage of professional training and development. With...
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On-Air Design Intern

Type: Internship
OverviewThis internship position is responsible for developing a working knowledge of the motion graphic design process, in collaboration with a team that includes Producers, Editors and On-Air Designers.
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Planner

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
OverviewWe are pleased to announce new opportunities to join our team. With roots extending back to a two-person partnership formed in 1898 Page, Inc. is today one of the most prolific and enduring architectural and engineering practices. A full-service design organization with offices in Houston,...
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Graphic Design Intern

Type: Internship
Kompleks Creative is searching for a graphic design intern to join our team. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and knowledge with print design, website design and branding. An understanding of composition, color theory, advanced typography and information design is required....
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Internship Summer 2019

Type: Internship
We make products customers love in an amazing culture filled with passionate creative people. As an intern at Brighton, you'll learn about the various departments that make up our great company and how we all work together. It's an opportunity to see one of the few design houses where our...
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Production Coordinator

Type: Part Time
Jazz at Lincoln Center is committed to the highest standards of design, digital content production and the projection of a coherent, well-managed brand identity. The organization has invested heavily in its brand equity and regards it as an institutional priority that its brand is managed...
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BRON Studios USA - Internship

Type: Internship
TEAM BRON IS HIRING FALL INTERNSMARKETING | GRAPHIC DESIGNERS | EDITORS | SOCIAL MEDIAOur BRON Studios Los Angeles office is looking for people who are witty and smart, with a keen eye for marketing and are also business savvy. Time management skills, well organized and extensive vocabulary.INTERN...
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Beverly Hills, CA

Strategic Business Partner

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
General SummaryThe Strategic Business Partner (SBP) supports the Global Markets Americas strategy by engaging in activity that increases client satisfaction and loyalty with our existing clients; maximizes penetration with our existing clients to increase share and impact; and prospecting and...
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CCL
Greensboro, NC

Job Captain

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
IA Interior Architects translates client goals, brand and culture into powerful environments built around people, processes, technologies and business drivers. Our clients in diverse markets worldwide require high-performance, visually compelling and sustainable environments to move their...
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Innovation Lead

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
To develop the Innovation Center's portfolio of work through leading various innovation projects using innovation techniques and methodologies to address strategic aspirations, competitive differentiation, and growth oriented opportunities spanning products, services, client experience,...
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Philadelphia, PA

Graphic Design Intern

Type: Internship
Seeking Graphic Designers
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