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Your Career in the Graphic Design Industry

Open Colleges GRAPHIC DESIGN DO YOU HAVE A TALENT IN THE VISUAL ARTS? When you embark on a career in Graphic Design you'll be using your creative talents coupled with your ability to use and work with new design programs. Graphic Designers have a role that is always evolving as technologies and creative fashions shift and change. There's never a dull moment in this exciting profession. 15 & a SKILLS YOU NEED TO WORK IN GRAPHIC DESIGN COME UP WITH VISUAL SOLUTIONS FOR COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS PUT TOGETHER PROPOSALS FOR MEETINGS WITH CLIENTS GATHER INFORMATION AND MATERIALS IN ORDER TO MEET THE BRIEF'S GUIDELINES USE IMAGES, TEXT, COLOUR, FONTS AND OTHER DESIGN ELEMENTS TO COMPLETE THE FINAL PRODUCT REVIEW FINAL PROJECTS BEFORE PRINTING OR RELEASE LIAISE WITH EXTERNAL PRINTERS IN ORDER TO MEET DEADLINES AND QUALITY STANDARDS GENDER SPLIT IN THE GRAPHIC DESIGN INDUSTRY This industry is slightly male-dominated. 56.3% of Graphic and Web Design Workers are male, and 43.7% are female. 56.3% 43.7% TYPES OF ROLES IN THE GRAPHIC DESIGN INDUSTRY • ASSISTANT DESIGNER IN ONLINE ADVERTISING • ASSISTANT DESKTOP PUBLISHER • ASSISTANT DIGITAL CONTENT ARTIST • ASSISTANT GRAPHIC DESIGNER • FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER • FREELANCE WEB DESIGNER • JUNIOR DIGITAL CONTENT ARTIST • JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER • JUNIOR WEB DESIGNER NUMBER OF PEOPLE EMPLOYED IN GRAPHIC DESIGN INDUSTRY There are currently 56,600 people employed in Graphic Design in Australia. = 5,000 According to the Department of Employment, over the next 5 years (up until the year 2018) there will be 8,400 more job openings within this profession. A FEW FACTS ON GRAPHIC DESIGN William Addison Dwiggins first coined the term 'graphic design' in 1922. 1980 was the time, when first computer based graphic design tools came into light. Do you know that the meaning of term graphic is 'to give a clear picture'? The majority of workers employed in Graphic Design hold a Bachelor degree. Another 26.4% hold an Advanced Diploma or Diploma as their highest qualification. BACHELOR DIPLOMA ADVANCED DIPLOMA CERT II/IV 2.6% POST-GRAD GRADUATE DIPLOMA GRADUATE CERTIFICATE YEAR 10-11 O BELOW YEAR 10 II

Your Career in the Graphic Design Industry

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Do you have a talent in the visual arts? Have you ever thought about becoming a graphic designer? This infographic visualises the skills you need to work as a graphic designer as well as some inter...


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