Graphic Designers are those set of creative minds that create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captive consumers. Graphic designers develop the overall layout and production design for various applications like advertisements, brochures, magazines and corporate reports.
Jobs directly related to graphic designing field include:
• Advertising art director
• Creative director
• Graphic designer
• Production designer
Courses to be pursued
• B.F.A. in Graphic Designing
• M.F.A. in Graphic Designing
Graphic designers work regular business hours, but may be required to work during evenings and weekends to meet deadlines. Usually they work in offices and studios, but may also work from home or travel locally to attend photo shoots. Their working conditions may be stressful due to deadlines.
• Analytical skills: Graphic designers must be able to look at their work from the point of view of their consumers and examine how the designs they develop will be perceived by consumers and to give out the best message through their designs. • Artistic ability: Graphic designers must be able to create designs that are artistically interesting and appealing to clients and consumers. • Communication skills: Graphic designers must communicate with clients
and other designers. • Computer skills: Most graphic designers use specialized graphic design software to prepare their designs. • Creativity: Graphic designers must be able to think of new approaches to communicating ideas to consumers. They develop unique designs that convey a recognizable meaning on behalf of their clients. • Time-management skills: Graphic designers often work on multiple projects at the same time
each with a different deadline.