The Graphic Designer Career

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It seems to be getting harder for teens to choose a lifetime career for themselves. Especially for someone like me, who is skilled in many subjects and has many interests. I decided to go for an important job that incorporates a design element, and has a good outlook. I am choosing to focus on the Graphic Designer career for the ISearch paper, because it is a job that I would possibly like to pursue, and it is something I am interested in.
Graphic design is a mixture of elements like creativity and technology to make graphics, advertisements, and many other types of media. A graphic designer’s job is to communicate with clients and develop visuals based on their needs. They work with text and images, determining the exact color, font, size,
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Some other useful skills include computer skills and the ability to communicate with clients well. Because most jobs in the Graphic Design field are done with a computer, designers must stay up to date with the latest trends and software. “The fast-paced design industry is constantly in flux,” says Callie Malvik of Rasmussen College, “so it’s imperative for professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques in order to stay fresh and relevant.” A common misconception about graphic design is that all designers must have artistic ability. However, because most people in this field work with computers, drawing skills would only be needed for quick illustrations. “Although drawing skills aren’t a necessity, it’s still critical to understand the fundamentals of drawing” (Malvik). Graphic designers lean more to the creativity aspect. Heavy deadlines and demands from clients require time management skills. Each of the skills listed above are equally as important, because the blend of all five make a good graphic …show more content…
However, it seems to be universal that graphic designers work on computers. “Graphic designers generally work in studios,” according to the United States Bureau of Labor, “where they have access to drafting tables, computers, and the software necessary to create their designs.” Workspaces generally depend on who your employer is. If you 're working for a very large company, you could end up working in a cubicle with the standard hours of 9-5. If you work for a smaller company, you’ll probably end up with more space at a drafting table and work with a little more flexible hours. Graphic designers who work for themselves generally work odd hours to meet client’s deadlines and work from home or a small studio. Some graphic designers work individually, while others work in groups. There is no set work conditions for this career, for most jobs require different things from each

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