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Luke goes in-depth with his story about being a graphic designer and web developer. He shares with us what he likes most about his job and he says those same things are what make his job challenging.
Luke talks about the key step that he took which lead him down to his present career. And he talks to us about how he keeps his life-work balance in check.

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.

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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
National Statistic Change Location
$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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