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Is Graphic Designe a good area to work in?

I am planning to attend school to be a graphic designer and like to know if it would be a good career to be in. #graphic-design #logo-design

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Zaara’s Answer

Hi :)


It is a great career if you feel passionate about graphic design. ;) it is fun to be working in a job that is a mix of artistic work and a bit of business work. If you are creative it is a great field to be in since you get paid for doing art (with some constraints as far as you need to consider what the client needs too). The other cool thing about design is that you don't (ever) have to send out resumes. People will know your work right away as soon as they see your portfolio/website. Your works will speak for itself right away.
Then it is super fun to see your work in the world: see packaging you designed in the stores for sale or see your logo on a building.


Good luck!
Zaara ^__^

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Jennifer J.’s Answer

Hi Katlyn D.,


I agree with Zaara, in that Graphic Design is a great field of work if you are passionate about design, art and creativity. It's great to be able to do something you love and get paid for it. It can be a demanding field (with deadlines, ideas that make the client or customer happy), however, it is also a very rewarding field (knowing that your work gets in front of people locally, nationally or globally, and can effect, inspire and motivate them).


I disagree with Zaara, regarding resumes. Depending on the path you choose to follow in Graphic Design, it is imperative to have a professional resume. In the case of Zaara, I see that she is an Illustrator — she may not need a resume because of the type of work she does. Her job is very specific, and she would have a certain illustration style that others may be looking for or drawn to. She is known for that style from those who have seen her work or seek out her style. A freelance designer may not have the need for a resume, as well. They would, more than likely, get design work by word-of-mouth once they're established.


I have worked as a Graphic Designer in a small studio/agency setting, for a magazine publisher and as an in-house designer for small business, as well as, for large corporation. I have needed a resume and portfolio for each of these positions/fields. Employers want to see that you have the whole package — you're educated and creative. That resume is just as, if not more, important than the portfolio to get you through the door and past Human Resources. Your resume tells the potential employer what kind of experience you have and/or the kind of work you desire (and gives you the opportunity to sell yourself, show your strengths, range and history of experience). Many marketing and advertising positions want to see what kind of skill-set you have and what you bring to the table, i.e., digital and/or print experience, copy and writing skills, photography/art direction for photography, etc.


A Graphic Design career can be a great and rewarding career depending on where you see it taking you, what effort you put into it and the goals you set for yourself. As a great design professor once told me, "Graphic Design is not a 9-5 job. It's a lifestyle!"


Best wishes in your Graphic Design pursuits!

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Cuong’s Answer

Being in graphic design is absolutely great area to work in. Especially if you have a creative side but, it is one of the most competitive jobs if you want to pursue deeper into it. And there are various areas of expertise you can do for design work. If you like doing magazine or book designing, those are needed and improvements are always needed. If you want move towards to only digital exclusive and more pay, web design and UI/UX designers are the ones who makes the higher pay rate. And if you want something above graphic designer and more artistic, there's the motion graphics designer, making informative animation in seconds and minutes.

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