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GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Stay Open And Stay With It

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Luke shares his story of owning a graphic design and web development company. He tells us what a typical day looks like for him and explains how he got into this line of work. Luke also talks about what he's learned being a business owner and he shares advice for those thinking about getting in to this field.

Job Title: Graphic Designer

Job Summary: Graphic Designers

Job Description

Graphic designers combine art and technology to communicate ideas through images and the layout of web screens and printed pages. They may use a variety of design elements to achieve artistic or decorative effects. They develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

In 2010, about 29 percent of graphic designers were self-employed. Graphic designers who are self-employed may need to adjust their workday to meet with clients in the evenings or on weekends. In addition, they may spend some of their time looking for new projects or competing with other designers for contracts.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$25,000 - $75,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Artistic, Creativity, Teamwork, Detail oriented

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