Career Questions tagged Graphic Design

I am in the 11th grade, and I still dont have a clear vision of what I want to do in life, however I've always loved watch animators do their job, so I've become interested. Whats the best thing about being an animator?

As a child I grew wanting to learn how to draw, but never really got the chance, however at the start of my sophomore year this career started to become very interesting to me, so I would love to follow up more of this year, since I have learning how design characters. #animator #art...

#cartoon #design #drawing #graphic-design

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Active Nov 27 '18 at 12:51 AM

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Posted by Daniela H.’s Avatar Daniela H.
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Mr. Ernst Constant III | Either fall or grow! Hi Daniela,The best thing about animation is making children smile on ...
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Rachel Marshall | Design Lead at Airbnb Companies that hire designers do so based not on their degree, ...

Do I have to live in a big city to do well in the field of Graphic Design?

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Ellen Rosenthal’s Avatar Rachel Marshall’s Avatar Alwyn Velásquez’s Avatar Mat Karlinsky’s Avatar
Active Nov 14 '18 at 05:55 PM

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Posted by Lakin A.’s Avatar Lakin A.
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Ellen Rosenthal | Retired Art Teacher Hi LakinGraphic designers work in may different scenarios---large businesses, design studios, ...

Where is the best place for an illustration/graphic art paid internship?

For a budding illustration and graphic artist, what would a good example of a paid internship that has reasonable entry? As a young multi talented artist, I have a strong passion about concept sketching and art and want to focus deeply on that aspect. I would like to be employed after college,...

#paidinternship #art #artist #internship #design #graphic-design

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Active Nov 14 '18 at 06:45 PM

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Posted by Samuel G.’s Avatar Samuel G.
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Rachel Marshall | Design Lead at Airbnb In order to get an internship, you need a portfolio. In ...

How do I get an internship for web design in a small town?

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Steven Trevathan’s Avatar Ken Simmons’s Avatar
Active Sep 30 '18 at 01:43 PM

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Posted by Samantha C.’s Avatar Samantha C.
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Steven Trevathan Hi Samantha! Great question.There are a couple parts to this that ...

Besides advertising companies, what are some different companies that hire graphic designers?

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Troy Stange’s Avatar Brian Torsney’s Avatar
Active Oct 01 '18 at 03:12 PM

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Posted by Rebecca R.’s Avatar Rebecca R.
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Troy Stange | Making the donuts at Okta Many/most decent-sized brands have in house designers. B2B companies, tech companies, ...

Would it be good to study web design in London?

I want to be a web and graphic designer. I’m an American student. Is it a good idea? Or is programming overseas difficult. Also is it difficult for an American student to study in London?#webdesign #london #graphicdesign #international #studyabroad #webdesigner #britain #graphic-design...

#interior-design #computer-software #design #webdevolopment

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Active Nov 27 '18 at 10:08 PM

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Posted by Akira M.’s Avatar Akira M.
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Eli Rodriguez | World-class sculptor using VR to rapidly produce 3D ... Many colleges and campuses have a Study Abroad program. If you're ...

How long does it take the average graphic designer to create different things like logos, advertisements, and web pages?

How much time and effort does a graphic designer put into their work? What are their deadlines like? How long does it take to plan and organize a web page? #graphic-design #design #financial-planning...

#art

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Active Sep 10 '18 at 02:17 PM

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Posted by Jesse O.’s Avatar Jesse O.
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Giselle Sevgi | Social Media Content & Marketing Strategist | B2B ... Hi Jesse, this really depends on couple things. 1) If you ...

Which is better for Graphic Design majors - Bachelors in Fine Arts vs Bachelors in Arts degree

I am looking at a variety of colleges with graphic design programs. Some offer Bachelors in Fine Arts while others offer Bachelors in Arts. Does the degree type make a difference in getting a job when I graduate? #graphic-design...

#graphic-designer

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Active Dec 05 '18 at 06:26 PM

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Posted by Rebecca R.’s Avatar Rebecca R.
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Sadie Williams | Graphic Design Awesome question, Rebecca!The most important thing you can get out of ...

Which medium would be best for a graphic design portfolio?

I am not sure whether to print/mount my graphic design projects or provide a electronic version of my portfolio. #graphic-design #graphics...

#logo-design

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Active Sep 19 '18 at 02:47 PM

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Posted by Rebecca R.’s Avatar Rebecca R.
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Darryl Eng | Creative Director | Art Director | Designer Hi Rebecca,Great question! Ideally, you could have two versions of your ...

Is Graphic Design a good career choice?

I keep getting different opinions on it, and I would like to know more. #graphic #graphic-design #logo-design...

#creative

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Active Sep 06 '18 at 12:33 PM

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Posted by Valeria S.’s Avatar Valeria S.
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Eric Vincent | Freelancer Visual Communication Specialist It's a great career choice!Graphic design has evolved way beyond the ...

What are some classes I should take if I am considering a career in graphic design or illustration?

Im not sure what I wanna do career-wise, but I know I want to do something #art related. However, this past year as a freshman, I took a whole bunch of other prerequisite classes unrelated to my future art career. That said, what kinds of #classes should I enroll in for...

#graphic-design

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Active Sep 10 '18 at 02:18 PM

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Posted by Rose G.’s Avatar Rose G.
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Marissa Luca | Art Director / Design Lead / Project Manager Hi Rosie G,Illustration Design Alumni here, with a 10 year career ...

Feeling indecisive-how'd you decide on your major?

I'm basically torn between graphic design, culinary arts and nutrition. My college doesn't offer minors. Since I took graphic design at vocational school and liked it pretty well, I'm thinking about continuing and learning more. But realistically, I don't do as much drawing as I used to,...

#majors #nutrition #school #major #culinaryarts #college #graphic-design

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Active Aug 14 '18 at 11:12 PM

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Posted by Samantha R.’s Avatar Samantha R.
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Katherine Grimaldi | Human Resources Business Partner Oh, Samantha, do I ever feel this question!! I didn't decide ...

Do creative professionals get tired of working on the computer?

I am a very artistic student and I've been considering career paths in architecture, graphic design, and interior design but for all three, much time is spent on the computer. Does it ever get old? #college #career #graphic-design #design...

#art

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Active Aug 08 '18 at 10:51 PM

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Posted by Elizabeth M.’s Avatar Elizabeth M.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential The most important thing that you can do to assure that ...

How do I become a freelance graphic designer?

-How to promote my name? #art, #creative Expression, and #advertisement #graphic-design...

#freelance

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Active Aug 26 '18 at 03:12 AM

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Posted by Jerome M.’s Avatar Jerome M.
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Alice Foster McCallum | Higher Education Advisor and Communications Professional Hi, Jerome. When I began my freelance design business, a was ...

Did your parents influence you in going into your job?

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Active Aug 15 '18 at 12:28 PM

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Posted by gianna S.’s Avatar gianna S.
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Daphne Majors Sadly no, it wasn't until after I had a failed marriage ...

How long do you go to school to be a graphic designer?

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Active Sep 20 '18 at 02:25 PM

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Posted by Leia B.’s Avatar Leia B.
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Roger Hyde | In-house Creative Agency Ringmaster Between 2 and 4 years for a formal education, but bear ...

Is graphic design a good major?

I'm a CareerVillage staff member and I'm posting this because we know that many young people are looking for the answer to this question. This is among the most popular questions searched by youth, and we're hoping you will take a moment to share your response to it. Thank you! #college...

#design #graphic-design #college-major

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Active Jun 22 '18 at 05:22 PM

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Posted by Alexandra C.’s Avatar Alexandra C.
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Garrett Zaffke | Community Relations and Volunteer Services Coordinator Yes, graphic design can be a great job to pursue. The ...

What do companies look for in a portfolio when hiring a designer, artist, or photographer?

I want to design logos, album covers, and advertisements for record labels, musicians, or lifestyle companies. When creative professionals hire freelance artists or people to work for their company, what kind of things do they look for in their portfolio before hiring them? #graphic-design...

#hire #designer #lifestyle #artist #career #photography #design #advertisement

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Active Jun 06 '18 at 04:32 AM

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Posted by Raney W.’s Avatar Raney W.
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David Wuerth | Freelance Photojournalist/ Sports Photographer Hey Raney,I can only speak from my experience as a photographer. ...

What is the average salary for an Animator?

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Active Sep 21 '18 at 04:48 AM

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Posted by Archie D.’s Avatar Archie D.
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Joe Janca | Senior Animator https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/221533/Game_Developer_Salary_Survey_2014_The_results_are_in.phpThey stopped running this survey but this will give you an ...

When applying to different college, how do you decide which one is best for you?

I want to apply to several colleges so I can have more choices and more opportunities. After looking at several colleges, I'm not sure which one would work for me the most. #college-advice #collegeapplication...

#graphic-design

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Active May 11 '18 at 12:25 AM

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Posted by Tyler H.’s Avatar Tyler H.
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Cuong Nguyen | Web Designer/Motion Graphic Designer Hello again Tyler, Deciding the best college for yourself is never ...

When feeling discouraged, how do you find a way to motivate and inspire yourself?

I am a high school junior and a college sophomore. I have spent many hours looking at how I can transfer my college credits to other colleges and find scholarships to help pay for college. After looking at many scholarships, emailing schools, trying to find references, I feel I might not...

#scholarships #art #college-advice #multimedia #college #graphic-design #artist-portfolio

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Active Aug 15 '18 at 12:12 AM

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Posted by Tyler H.’s Avatar Tyler H.
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Ellen Rosenthal | Retired Art Teacher Hi TylerI think you have already gotten some good advice for ...

What skills are important for a future graphic designer to have to become most marketable when finding a job?

I'm a sophomore in college taking a variety of graphic design classes as well as courses required for graduation. I'm trying to figure out what skills or possible college minor to choose in order to allow for the greatest range of career choices. #graphic-design...

#graphic-designer

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Active Apr 30 '18 at 04:32 AM

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Posted by Samantha P.’s Avatar Samantha P.
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Darryl Eng | Creative Director | Art Director | Designer Hi Samantha, Great question! In today's job market, virtually all graphic ...

Any graphic designers here?

I am pursuing a Bachelor of Art in Interdisciplinary Studies with focuses on Graphic Design, Studio Art, and Philosophy. I wanted to see if there were any graphic designers on here, and if so, what do you like about your job and what all do you do? #graphic-design #art...

#college

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Darryl Eng’s Avatar Jennifer Beauchea’s Avatar Cuong Nguyen’s Avatar Glenn Geisendorfer’s Avatar
Active Apr 18 '18 at 10:09 PM

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Posted by Caitlin G.’s Avatar Caitlin G.
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Darryl Eng | Creative Director | Art Director | Designer Hi Caitlin, Great choice of careers! I have a BFA in ...

how do i decide which one i would want as a career?

I'm stuck between a few majors and their completely different. I have many interest and I want to narrow them down so I won't be stuck taking a million different classes trying to figure out what I want. #criminaljustice #graphic-design #nursing...

#mathematics

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Active Sep 20 '18 at 02:42 PM

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Posted by keshya C.’s Avatar keshya C.
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Andy Wang | Principal Artist at Zynga Hi Keshya,You're asking quite a big question. It's something that many ...

How easy is it to get a graphic design job?

I'm thinking of taking up Graphic Design after I get out of college, and I just wanted to know how easy it would be to get a job. #college...

#graphic-design

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Active Apr 12 '18 at 04:55 AM

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Posted by Alembert P.’s Avatar Alembert P.
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Eric Lam | Graphic Designer based in San Francisco Hey Alembert,Luckily in today's image focused culture the need for graphic ...

Should I transfer schools? [College transfer]

Hello CareerVillage community! I'm currently a college student in my second year. I'm about to complete my fourth semester at my public school, where I'm pursuing a BFA in Studio Art, concentration in Graphic Design. I just declared my major as Graphic Design, but the program that I am in is...

#art #college-transfer #transfer #fine-art #graphic-design #art-school

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Active Feb 14 '18 at 10:29 AM

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Posted by Brenda S.’s Avatar Brenda S.
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Ellen Rosenthal | Retired Art Teacher Hi BrendaYou've already gotten some good advice already. Should you transfer? ...

As a graphic designer, how important is the thumbnail process?

As a senior in high school taking #graphic-design, at times making thumbnail sketches seems monotonous and time consuming. In the "real world", I assume it is...

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Active Apr 25 '18 at 02:51 AM

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Posted by Celeste R.’s Avatar Celeste R.
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Andy Wang | Principal Artist at Zynga Hi Celeste, Glad to see you thinking about the entire process. ...

Going into the graphic design field, is it better to be an expert in one design area or be a beginner in all design areas?

Going into the graphic design industry, I want to better understand if I want to be hired if I should focus on one aspect of design to improve my skills or try all areas of design but not further improving past beginner stage. For companies hiring, who would they hire in this situation: the...

#graphic-design #graphic-designer

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Active Mar 19 '18 at 06:12 AM

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Posted by Adriana G.’s Avatar Adriana G.
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Eric Lam | Graphic Designer based in San Francisco Hi Adriana,The design field is filled with both specialists and generalists. ...

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