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The Highs and Lows of a Graphic Design Career

The Highs and Lows of a Graphic Design Career DESIGNVLLE What Graphic Designers Get for their Graphic Art Western Countries United States: $57,000 000 United Kingdom: $31,783 Germany: $24,052 New Zealand: $35,549 Eastern Countries Philippines: $5,657 India: $11,000 Indonesia: $4152 Pakistan: $4,248 Graphic Designers are the Blue Collar Workers of the Digital Age VS Clients Expect Designers to Graphic Designers Actually • Consult with clients to develop and document website requirements • Quickly read the brief and start; time is money • Prepare mock-ups and storyboards • Juggle multiple designs type at the same time Develop website architecture • Source, select and organize information for inclusion and design the appearance, layout and flow of the website • Dodge computer breakdowns, software crashes, payments, family, etc. everyday • Plan, design, write, modify, integrate and test website related code • Rely on trial and error designs to meet deadlines • Conduct tests and perform security and quality controls • Research and evaluate a variety of interactive media software products • Would do anything to get the $$$ including beg the clients to give more work Wait for the next project for days Why Do They Do it? • Freedom to explore artistic abilities with colors, shapes, fonts, and medium • Design to make the world a beautiful place to live in • Influence businesses and other organizations • Gain respect from clients, peers, and colleagues for demonstrative skills Fun and interesting design projects to tackle every day Enjoy the thrill of competition in freelancing work Sources: http://www5.hrsdc.gc.ca/noc/english/noc/2011/ProfileQuickSearch.aspx?val=2&val1=2175 http://www.staff.com/blog/web-developer-salaries-infographic/ http://www.salaryexplorer.com/salary-survey.php?loc=101&loctype=1&job=54&jobtype=3 http://www.mcwade.com/DesignTalk/2012/04/what-i-like-best-about-graphic-design/ http://www.prospects.ac.uk/graphic_designer_salary.htm http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Graphic_Artist_%2F_Designer/Salary http://www.salaryexplorer.com/salary-survey.php?loc=171&loctype=1&job=54&jobtype=3 http://designsalaries.aiga.org/ http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2013/january/more-money http://www.staff.com/blog/web-developer-salaries-infographic/ ZILLION DESIGN S

The Highs and Lows of a Graphic Design Career

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Some graphic designers survive when facing competition while others are blue collar workers with a white collar job title. This infographics shows how low and dirty graphic designing can get!

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