How to Become A Graphic Designer

What does a Graphic Designer do?

A Graphic Designer designs or creates graphics for specific commercial or promotional needs. Graphic Designers create graphics used for packaging, displays, logos, signs and more.

What skills are needed to be a Graphic Designer?

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Collaboration with team members and clients
  • Expertise in time management and ability to meet deadlines
  • Creative thinking and design knowledge
  • Specified training from a vocational school, an associates degree, or a bachelor’s degree

What is the pay for a Graphic Designer?

According to O*Net OnLine, the median annual salary for Graphic Designers is $50,710. It is important to consider that wage varies based on geographic location, education, experience, and type of organization of which you are employed. 27-1024.00 Graphic Designers

Do I have to work full-time as a Graphic Designer?

Most Graphic Designer positions are full-time and in-office positions, although there are part-time, hybrid remote, or remote options available.

Who does a Graphic Designer work for?

A Graphic Designer is typically supervised by a Graphic Designer Supervisor or Manager. Graphic Designers have many levels available throughout a design department.

How can a VDCI Technology Certificate help me?

A VDCI Technology Certificate will teach you the technical skills requested by employers using Adobe software. Throughout the Technology Certificate Program you will develop complex problem solving skills, time management skills, and specific workflows within industry-leading software.

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