Do you have an artistic vein but you’re not quite ready to join a commune in Paris and drink red wine seven days a week? Becoming a graphic designer could be the answer; you get to be creative AND make an honest buck.
In a nutshell, a graphic designer is a professional within the graphic design and graphic arts industry who assembles together images, typography or motion graphics to create a piece of design. A graphic designer creates the graphics primarily for published, printed or electronic media, such as brochures (sometimes) and advertising. A core responsibility of the designer’s job is to present information in a way that is both accessible and memorable.
Becoming a graphic designer takes a lot of work and natural talent. You need to have an artistic sense of detail and be able to capture your audience (and potential employees) with what you create. Although it’s a very competitive market, don’t get your hopes down because employment is growing at a rapid rate. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says employment is going to jump from 192,240 in 2008 to 323,100 in 2018.