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INTERACTIVE DESIGNER: The Importance Of Keeping Up With Competitors

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Vibor, Interactive Designer, talks about his rewarding work drawing websites to make them more functional and appealing, and why it's important to keep up with competitors.

Degree: Graphic Communications
Job Title: Interactive 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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Vibor ?].</span> <span m='2280'>I</span> <span m='2510'>am an</span> <span m='2750'>interactive</span> <span m='3260'>designer.</span> <span m='4090'>I</span> <span m='4550'>do</span> <span m='4640'>website</span> <span m='5240'>design</span> <span m='5740'>for</span> <span m='6200'>cnn.com,</span> <span m='6330'>download.com,</span> <span m='8050'>just</span> <span m='8440'>a</span> <span m='8850'>few</span> <span m='9020'>of the sites I</span> <span m='9150'>work</span> <span m='9430'>on.</span> <span m='10478'>As</span> <span m='10896'>an</span> <span m='11314'>interactive</span> <span m='11732'>designer,</span> <span m='12150'>what</span> <span m='12290'>I</span> <span m='12430'>do</span> <span m='12570'>is,</span> <span m='13090'>basically,</span> <span m='13700'>I</span> <span m='13820'>design</span> <span m='14380'>websites</span> <span m='15540'>to</span> <span m='15980'>basically</span> <span m='17690'>draw</span> <span m='18340'>websites</span> <span m='18860'>to</span> <span m='18990'>make</span> <span m='19160'>it</span> <span m='19310'>more</span> <span m='19470'>functional,</span> <span m='20230'>make</span> <span m='20590'>it</span> <span m='20740'>look</span> <span m='20930'>visually</span> <span m='21190'>stunning</span> <span m='21730'>so</span> <span m='21890'>people</span> <span m='22140'>know</span> <span m='22572'>how</span> <span m='23004'>to use</span> <span m='23436'>and</span> <span m='23868'>interact, how</span> <span m='24300'>to click</span> <span m='24470'>around,</span> <span m='24840'>how</span> <span m='24930'>to</span> <span m='25040'>navigate</span> <span m='25350'>through</span> <span m='25505'>a</span> <span m='25660'>website--</span> <span m='27210'>from</span> <span m='27730'>desktop</span> <span m='28250'>sites,</span> <span m='28700'>to mobile</span> <span m='29180'>phones,</span> <span m='30140'>desktop</span> <span m='30620'>applications,</span> <span m='31100'>etc.</span> </p><p><span m='33500'>I definitely</span> <span m='33980'>went</span> <span m='34460'>to</span> <span m='34940'>school,</span> <span m='35330'>and it was</span> <span m='35590'>one of my</span> <span m='35610'>majors,</span> <span m='36030'>and one</span> <span m='36450'>of</span> <span m='36610'>my</span> <span m='36730'>top</span> <span m='37010'>choices</span> <span m='37440'>as</span> <span m='37690'>a</span> <span m='37750'>career</span> <span m='38070'>path.</span> <span m='39260'>The</span> <span m='39630'>way I</span> <span m='39680'>got</span> <span m='39950'>there,</span> <span m='40190'>I</span> <span m='40320'>got</span> <span m='40470'>a</span> <span m='40530'>degree</span> <span m='41000'>in</span> <span m='41270'>graphic</span> <span m='41540'>design,</span> <span m='42030'>multimedia.</span> <span m='43850'>And</span> <span m='44590'>I</span> <span m='44640'>worked</span> <span m='45000'>hard.</span> <span m='45310'>I mean,</span> <span m='46462'>it's just</span> <span m='46800'>a</span> <span m='47000'>very</span> <span m='47200'>saturated</span> <span m='47690'>market.</span> <span m='48583'>But the</span> <span m='49046'>things is</span> <span m='49510'>that you do</span> <span m='49810'>have</span> <span m='50010'>to</span> <span m='50150'>work</span> <span m='50380'>hard</span> <span m='51030'>and</span> <span m='51150'>try</span> <span m='51320'>to</span> <span m='51620'>make</span> <span m='51790'>yourself</span> <span m='52040'>stand</span> <span m='52370'>out</span> <span m='52680'>in a design</span> <span m='52990'>world.</span> </p><p><span m='54080'>Being a</span> <span m='54250'>designer</span> <span m='54675'>is a fun</span> <span m='55100'>thing,</span> <span m='55570'>you know,</span> <span m='56040'>you love you do,</span> <span m='56180'>you</span> <span m='56620'>never</span> <span m='56820'>work a</span> <span m='56990'>hard</span> <span m='57210'>days</span> <span m='57560'>in your</span> <span m='57975'>life.</span> <span m='58880'>But you know,</span> <span m='59690'>you keep</span> <span m='59770'>at it,</span> <span m='60660'>and</span> <span m='61250'>just</span> <span m='61810'>try</span> <span m='62340'>to</span> <span m='62700'>strive to be the</span> <span m='63060'>best.</span> <span m='63420'>And just keep</span> <span m='63660'>up</span> <span m='64000'>with</span> <span m='64140'>the</span> <span m='64220'>design</span> <span m='64590'>trend,</span> <span m='65239'>and</span> <span m='65549'>see</span> <span m='65860'>what</span> <span m='66060'>other</span> <span m='66450'>people</span> <span m='67252'>are doing out</span> <span m='67744'>there.</span> <span m='68236'>You know, you</span> <span m='68728'>always got to see what competitors</span> <span m='69220'>are</span> <span m='69712'>doing,</span> <span m='70204'>and just</span> <span m='70696'>try to do a little</span> <span m='71188'>bit better,</span> <span m='71680'>or do exactly what</span> <span m='72172'>everyone else is doing.</span> <span m='73156'>And</span> <span 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