Graphic Design Jobs & Career Opportunities
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a growing number of graphic design and interactive media positions in the future. The article (see link below) goes on to describe graphic design jobs as creating visual solutions to communications problems, getting messages across effectively in print and electronic media. In addition to a degree in graphic design, the designer needs creativity, communication and problem-solving skills, as well as familiarity with computer graphics, design software and web design.*
Many graphic designers are self-employed, or perform freelance work in addition to a salaried job in design, advertising or promotion.
Interactive media and graphic design career preparation
Graphic design focuses on the use of art and technology to resolve practical business problems. Look for a college program that addresses all three of those elements. Most programs cover the first two categories effectively: artistic training, including drawing, color theory, page design, illustration and typography; and industry-standard technology skills, including Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamweaver.
Choosing the right program and the right school for YOU
When evaluating a program, be sure to ask these important questions.
- Does the program include extensive training in marketing, advertising and promotion?
- Will you create and execute a strategy from concept to publication?
- Will you be prepared to work as a member of a creative or business teams?
- Will I graduate with a solid portfolio?
- Do they provide lifetime career service?
At Globe we are determined to help you succeed and provide you with career placement assistance for life. We know that business and marketing skills are invaluable for real world graphic design jobs and freelance work. Therefore, we designed our program, so you will graduate with hands-on business skills that will make you stand out and succeed.
Globe University is a career-focused institution. Our interactive media and graphic design degree program was developed with the help of employers and professionals in the field, ensuring our students graduate with strong,marketable skill sets. Faculty members are experienced design professionals. Small classes provide opportunities for one-on-one assistance and informal mentoring. If you would like to visit a campus, learn about graphic design jobs or speak with a representative, please call toll-free: 1-877-303-6060 or contact admissions.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition