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Employment of graphic designers is projected to show little or no change from 2014 to 2024. The work of graphic designers will continue to be important in the marketing of products throughout the economy.

What is the Job Outlook through 2022?

The median annual wage for graphic designers was $46,900 in May 2015. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amo$81,320.unt and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $27,560, and the highest 10 percent earned more than 

What kind of pay do people in this career or job make?

    • What degree and training do you need?  



  1. Graphic designers usually need a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field. Candidates for graphic design positions should demonstrate their creativity and originality through a professional portfolio that features their best designs.

  1. 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 to ensure they convey the client’s desired message.

    Artistic ability. Graphic designers must be able to create designs that are artistically interesting and appealing to clients and consumers. They produce rough illustrations of design ideas, either by hand sketching or by using computer programs.

    Communication skills. Graphic designers must communicate with clients, customers, and other designers to ensure that their designs accurately reflect the desired message and effectively express information.

    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.

What skills and abilities are required?  

Most graphic designers work full time, but schedules can vary depending on workloads and deadlines.

What is the job schedule like for this career or job?

  • Specialized design services
  • Advertising, public relations, and related services
  • Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers
  • Printing and related support activities
  • Wholesale trade

What companies employ people in this career or job?

What do People In this job do? (graphic Design)


Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

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