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Choose Your Own Visual Design Career

CHOOSE YOUR OWN VISUAL DESIGN ADVENTURE THREE POPULAR PATHS TO A VISUAL COMMUNICATION CAREER You come to a fork in the road during your education. Standing in front of yoU is a sign showing the 3 popular choices for a solid design career. Now it's up to you to choose the graphic design specialization that's right for you. "Visual communication is the communication of ideas through the visual display of information. Primarily associated with two dimensional images, it includes: art, signs, photography, typography, drawing fundamentals, color and electronic resources." FUN FACTS Businesses use visual communication in The original purpose of marketing, social media, and branding with computer graphics motion graphics, infographics, web design, was to study scientific videos and more. This has opened up an entire problems and make data easier to new set of jobs for graphic designers that didn't understand. exist 25 years ago! THE PATHS OF A VISUAL DESIGNER VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS DESIGNER WHAT THEY DO Visual communications design includes marketing, art, graphic design, typography and multimedia applications. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 2-year, associate's degree in visual communications, fine arts, or a technical design degree 4-year degree increases job prospects INDUSTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT IN THIS OCCUPATION $44, 150 Median salary for graphic designers INDUSTRY Specialized Design Services 26,350 21,040 Advertising, Public Relations & Related Services Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory 8,260 20,670 Publishers Printing and Related Support Activities Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 16,910 EMPLOYMENT FUN FACTS In 1960, animator John Whitney was one of the first uses of the term 'motion graphics". He founded a company called Motion Graphics Inc. MULTIMEDIA ARTIST WHAT THEY DO ? Specializes in developing special effects and art for mediums such as video, television, movies and computer games. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor's degree in graphic art, computer graphics or a related field INDUSTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT IN THIS OCCUPATION 2$ $61,370 Median salary for Multimedia artists The field of multimedia art and animation will grow by 6% during the 2012-2022 INDUSTRY Motion Picture and Video Industries 11,140 4,290 Computer Systems Design and Related Services Software Publisher Advertising, Public Relations, and Related 1,110 2,840 Services Specialized Design Services 2,720 FUN FACTS EMPLOYMENT In 1987, visual design started with the special issue of computer graphics on Visualization in Scientific Computing. ART DIRECTOR WHAT THEY DO ? Coordinating and designing the visual appearance of magazines, product packaging, newspapers and other media. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS A degree in design or art is necessary, and experience working as an editor, graphic designer or other related field. INDUSTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT IN THIS OCCUPATION Art directors received $80,880 in median wages in 2012 Slower than average job growth for art directors between 2012 and 2022, but new positions will become available in the multimedia design industry INDUSTRY 11,140 4,290 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers Services 1,110 2,840 Specialized Design Services Motion Picture and Video Industries 2,720 Management of Companies and Enterprises EMPLOYMENT TYPICAL TASKS • Plan the concept of the project ·Assign work to designers and artists • Determine what images and elements should be used • Manage the timeline and budget • Oversee the work of staff and communicate design ideas to clients THE ROADS LESS TRAVELLED IN VISUAL DESIGN Ai ILLUSTRATOR ADVERTISING 3D ANIMATION DESIGNER DESIGNER PACKAGING MOTION GRAPHIC DESIGNER DESIGNER RESOURCES for_the_Visual_Communications_Designing Professions.html ZILLION DESIGNS f /ZILLIONDESIGNS y @ZILLIONDESIGNS in /COMPANY/ZILLIONDESIGNS 8* +ZILLIONDESIGNS

Choose Your Own Visual Design Career

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Visual design is a vast field in which designers focus on the aesthetics of design to convey messages through visualizations and physical appeal of a design. There are several rewarding choices that n...




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