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What kind of places can graphic designers work?

I was thinking of double majoring in English and art with a minor in psychology. #college #graphics #designers #company

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Shannon’s Answer

Hey Lauren!

Graphic designers have a very vast field when it comes to finding your employer. You can find graphic designers in marketing, publications, motion graphics, visual displays just to name a few!

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Marc’s Answer

Luckily graphic design really applies to every industry. You could create graphics for a technology company, sports, medicine, business, etc. Many places will either have in-house designers or work with an external agency. In-house means you are a full time employee at a company and work on their specific design needs. Working at a creative agency means that you work with various industries and clients to produce work.

They key will be to understand what type of graphic design you want to do. Do plenty of research on the differences. Graphic design vs web design vs branding, etc. Some companies need people to design their website and digital assets, while some places are looking for designs to create flyers and billboards.

Freelance is also an option if you want to be independent, manage your own schedule, but find clients to work with.
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Andy’s Answer

Hi Lauren,


These days graphic designers can work in various industries. Almost all companies need some kind of advertising; whether it's brochures, pamphlets, websites, etc. So things like logos, colors, page layouts will all need to be designed. Some companies will simply outsource these things to ad agencies or PR firms but many companies have internal professionals to manage the brand themselves.


Specific fields of graphic design might be as narrow as logo or font work, or as broad as designing entire websites or ad campaigns. Even the logo and website for CareerVillage.org had to be set up and designed by someone. So think about any company and you'll see a graphic designer's hand somewhere, in the logo, the website, etc.


Psychology and English will definitely help with creating visuals and writing copy that appeals to specific demographics.


I hope that this helps to answer your question. Good luck!

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