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Career Opportunities in Graphic Design

By Mei Galang

You know you are highly creative and creates visually stimulating masterpieces. So you think you might consider a career in graphics design but where do you begin and what are the possible career paths?

For starters, Graphic design is a field of art where images and text are arranged to communicate a message which ca be applied to print, digital media, motion pictures, animation, signs, packaging or other media. There might be few lucky people who made waves in this industry by talent alone, but most graphic designer wanna-be needs to have a certificate or a degree. In every field, there is too much competition, so a certification or a degree will be an advantage to show that you have a firm grasp on the basic knowledge and theories about the field.

Career opportunities as a graphic designer is far from narrow. Below are the top 5 Graphic design jobs that you might want to consider.

1. Creative Directors.
Creative directors are also called art directors, they are in charge of a creative team that produces artwork to be used in different mediums such as television, magazine or billboards. Art directors manages the team that consist of artists, graphic designers, photographers, copywriters and a production staff to make sure that they beat the deadline and make the client happy. They also play a major role in the development of a project because they make the decisions on the elements used for the project. Though they are mostly on the supervisory and administrative side, they need advanced training in graphics design to be able to do some artwork and designing as needed by the project.

2. Layout Artist
Layout Artists are in charge with the structure and layout of images and text for print media such as magazine works, flyers, cd inlets, posters, etc. They are required to have knowledge and experience in using various computer softwares like Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia Freehand.

3. Flash Designer
Macromedia Flash is a tool for creating interactive and animated web sites. It is the trendiest technology used in web design because most web designers want to implement Flash in their sites. A A Flash designer creates interactive movies using customized effects on text, navigation, animation, video .They should also have a basic knowledge on the Internet and HTML.

4.Web Designer
A web designer creates pages, layout and graphics for web pages. They also design and develop the navigation tools and site content. Their main task is to create an aesthetically pleasing and user friendly site. A web designer should have skills in computer graphics, graphic designs, softwares and web tools.

5.Multimedia Designer
A Multimedia designer produces sketches, scale models, drawings or plans to be submitted and reviewed bu a director. They can also design props, sets or costumes. Multimedia designers can explore careers in the field of television, audio or film production, as well as set or production design.

The graphic design career opportunities above requires being keen to details, good grasp of design concepts, problem solving skills and knowledge on latest software used in the industry. It is recommended to get a proper training and education to land to a graphics design job in this exciting field.

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