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What Can I Do With a Major in Graphic Design?







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Career Titles

  • Account Coordinator
  • Account Manager
  • Advertising Agency Designer
  • Advertising Artist
  • Advertising Designer
  • Advertising Production Manager
  • Animator
  • Art Agent
  • Art Buyer
  • Art Director
  • Art Instructor
  • Art Therapist
  • Arts Administrator
  • Arts Critic
  • Audio Visual Artist/Designer
  • Bank Note Designer
  • Billboard Artist
  • Binding/Finishing Technician
  • Book Designer
  • Book Illustrator
  • Book Jacket Designer
  • Book Packager
  • CAD Designer
  • Calligrapher
  • Cartoonist
  • Catalog Designer
  • CD Cover Designer
  • Children’s Book Illustrator
  • Cinematographer
  • Comic Strip Artist
  • Commercial Printer
  • Communications Specialist
  • Communications Director
  • Consultant
  • Corporate Image Designer
  • Creative Director
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Design Director
  • Digital Artist
  • Direct Mail Layout Designer
  • Display Designer
  • Engraver/Engrosser
  • Environmental Designer
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Flatware Designer
  • Freelance Artist
  • Furniture Designer
  • Gallery Director
  • Graphic Arts Technician
  • Graphic Color Specialist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Graphic Imaging Specialist
  • Graphic Management Trainee
  • Graphic Sales Person
  • Graphics Instructor
  • Graphics Technician
  • Greeting Card Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Industrial Designer
  • Ink Technician
  • Interactive Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Journalistic Artist
  • Kitchenware Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Letterer
  • Magazine / Newspaper Artist
  • Magazine / Newspaper Editor
  • Magazine Designer
  • Magazine Illustrator
  • Mechanical and Production Artist
  • Media Artist
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Memorial Designer
  • Millinery Designer
  • Motion Picture Scenic Designer/Animator
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Package Designer
  • Packaging Consultant
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Plate Maker
  • Posters/Silk-Screen Designer
  • Potter
  • Prepress Manager
  • Press Operator
  • Printer
  • Printing Account Executive
  • Printing Estimator
  • Printing Production Supervisor
  • Printing Store Manager/Owner
  • Product Designer
  • Professor
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publications Designer
  • Quality Facilitator
  • Sales Accountant Manager/Representative
  • Sculptor
  • Set Designer
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Teacher
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Textile Designer
  • Toy Designer
  • Trademark Designer
  • TV Graphics Designer
  • Typesetter
  • Typography/Logos Designer
  • Urban Designer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Web Designer
  • Webmaster

Employers
  • Adult and Community Programs
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Antique Dealers
  • Apparel Manufacturers/Textile Mills
  • Architectural Firms
  • Archives
  • Art Galleries
  • Art Management Firms
  • Art Schools
  • Art Studios
  • Arts Associations
  • Arts Councils
  • Arts Foundations
  • Auction Galleries
  • Book Publisher
  • Business/Industry
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Computer Graphics Firms
  • Court System
  • Cultural Affairs Agencies
  • Dance and Theatre Companies
  • Department Stores
  • Design Studios
  • Engineering Corporations
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Fashion Design Companies
  • Freelance/Independent
  • Furnishings Manufacturers and Distributors  
  • Galleries
  • Graphic Design Firm
  • Greeting Card Company
  • Historic Preservation & Firms
  • Historical Societies
  • Hotel and Restaurant Chains
  • Interior Design Firms      
  • Libraries
  • Magazines/Newspapers
  • Manufacturers
  • Media Organizations
  • Museums
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Parks and Recreation Centers
  • Performing Arts Centers
  • Photographic Studios
  • Private/Public Schools
  • Production Companies
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Company
  • Signage Company
  • Television/Motion Picture Industry
  • Textile Companies
  • Theatre Companies

Skills
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Capability of working with a range of art mediums and art creation tools
  • Combine art, technology and marketing skills to communicate the clients message
  • Communicates ideas and emotions creatively
  • Concentrates for long periods
  • Confer with clients, management, and production staff about layout designs
  • Create and print illustrations, charts, graphs, and other artwork using a computer
  • Create designs for use on the internet
  • Create new ideas and communicate them graphically
  • Exceptional talent and creativity
  • Makes critical observations and appropriate decisions
  • Meets deadlines
  • Negotiation and marketing skills
  • Organization and planning skills
  • Possesses aptitude for spatial relationships
  • Possesses good finger and manual dexterity
  • Possesses proficiency for accurate detail
  • Presentation skills
  • Recognizes differences in shapes, shading, and color
  • Solve problems in area of visual communication and all things digital
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and persuasion skills
  • Technical skills
  • Use pictures, typography and arrangement to enhance written messages and promote the sale of goods, services and ideas
  • Visualize and evaluate finished products before completion
  • Weigh aesthetic alternatives and make choices

Salary Information  

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Spring 2014 Average Starting Salary:
  • Design/Graphic Arts Bachelors Degree: Not Currently Available

Average Salary of SNC Graphic Design Graduate:

  • No salary data available

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