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.

Fall 2019 Design Intern, Running Press-Philadelphia, PA

Type: Internship
Running Press is seeking a current college student with a major in Graphic Design for their Fall 2019 Design Internship, running from September 23-December 13, 2019. The paid internship is 16 hours per week,Please provide a Resume AND a Cover Letter describing the reasons for your interest in the...
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UX Researcher

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
3+ years conducting and leading user research projects in an industry setting.A track record of past research work experience, including project planning, execution, deliverables creation, and delivering findings with measurable business impact.Bachelor's degree in research discipline (e.g....
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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

Fall Intern - Marketing - Graphic Design

Type: Internship
**Job Title: ** Fall Intern | Marketing - Graphic Design | Sioux Falls**City: ** Sioux Falls**State: ** SD**Department** **: ** HR Academic Affairs - Intern Program**Job Schedule: ** PRN**Shift: ** Days**Hours Per Shift: ** Other**JOB SUMMARY**Contribute to Sanford operations and processes while...
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Sioux Falls, SD

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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Design Intern

Type: Internship
MCD Partners is currently seeking a Design Intern to join our growing team. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to gain experience working with major brands on large-scale projects involving complex user experience design.Description:Primary responsibility is to execute design...
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Industrial Design Internship/Co-op (Winter 2020)

Type: Internship
Please note that we are accepting applications through the end of October You can expect to hear from a member of our recruitment team around that time. We anticipate hiring (1) Industrial Design Co-op for Winter 2020.BackgroundHeadquartered in Cincinnati, Kaleidoscope is a strategic innovation and...
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Cincinnati, OH

Intern - Graphic Design

Type: Internship
This intern provides graphic design support to the Transit & Airport Services Team.This isn't "one of those internships." You gain valuable work experience, and this is a paid internship!Company and Department Overview:Lamar's National Transit & Airport department in...
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Timberland - Intern, Footwear Design

Type: Internship
Position Summary:This candidate will have a chance to be part of our creative team by working closely with Sr. Designers to help support daily objectives of design as well as providing assistance with designing footwear that falls within Timberland's core values. Come and share your passion...
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Paid Search Coordinator

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The College of Graduate & Professional Studies (CGPS) at the University of New England (UNE) brings together all of the online programs at the University to maximize the strengths and opportunities for online learning at UNE. CGPS is fully committed to its vision of advancing the fields we...
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Producer/Editor

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
LegendsFounded in 2008, Legends has transformed into a holistic experiential services agency with more than 1,200 full-time and 30,000 seasonal team members globally. Legends has three core divisions operating worldwide: Global Planning, Global Sales and Hospitality, offering clients and partners a...
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Graphic Design Lead

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
LegendsFounded in 2008, Legends has transformed into a holistic experiential services agency with more than 1,200 full-time and 30,000 seasonal team members globally. Legends has three core divisions operating worldwide: Global Planning, Global Sales and Hospitality, offering clients and partners a...
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Columbus, OH

Graphic Design Lead

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
LegendsFounded in 2008, Legends has transformed into a holistic experiential services agency with more than 1,200 full-time and 30,000 seasonal team members globally. Legends has three core divisions operating worldwide: Global Planning, Global Sales and Hospitality, offering clients and partners a...
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Producer/Editor

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
LegendsFounded in 2008, Legends has transformed into a holistic experiential services agency with more than 1,200 full-time and 30,000 seasonal team members globally. Legends has three core divisions operating worldwide: Global Planning, Global Sales and Hospitality, offering clients and partners a...
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Columbus, OH

E-Learning Instructional Design Intern

Type: Internship
28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016Why ValmontWelcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster...
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INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIST

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding...
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Administrative Analyst

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Administrative Analyst will be responsible for providing high-level executive administrative, analytical, and project support to UCSF Real Estate Associate / Assistant Vice Chancellors (AVCs) and Directors as needed. The individual's responsibilities would include planning, coordinating,...
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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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