The PathMatch Guide to

Graphic Design

A Day in the Life

Graphic Designers use art and technology to put together images and designs that communicate ideas to their audience. Examples of designs graphic designers make are advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports. Their job often involves a keen eye for font, size, color, the length of headlines, headings and text, as well as deciding the layout on a page or screen.

Work Responsibilities

Skills You'll Need

  • Keeping up to date with updated computer graphics and design software 
  • Ability to create appealing designs for others 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Ability to think of create and original ideas

Industries You'll Work In

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The Network You'd Build

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Example Job Descriptions

Real World Professionals

Growth Path

  1. Junior Graphic Designer
  2. Mid-Level Graphic Designer
  3. Senior Graphic Designer
  4. Design Director
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Demand for Talent

  • Over the next ten years, it is estimated that the United States will need about 16,700 graphics designers 
  • As a result of this limited about of employment opportunities, the market for graphic designers is very competitive

Compensation

$37K-$53K
Junior Graphic Designer
$53K-$61K
Mid-Level Graphic Designer
$61K-$83K
Senior Graphic Designer
$83K-$121K
Design Director

Teams You'll Work With

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Work/Life Balance Score

Work/life balance is when someone equally prioritizes their career and their personal life. This balance can vary greatly from one career to the next.

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Job Stability Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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Prestige Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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