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Do you like to create computer generated graphics? Do you enjoy drawing?
Graphic Designers create and design products to meet specific promotional needs. They create packaging, displays, or logos. They may use a variety of tools to create artistic effects.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Create computer-generated graphics or animation.
- Design layout of art or product exhibits, displays, or promotional materials.
- Design layouts for print publications.
- Draw detailed images
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- High levels of competition.
Most Important Skills for Graphic Designers
Reading—Reading work-related information.
- Thinking Critically—Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
- Listening—Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking.
Most Important Knowledge Areas for Graphic Designers
- Design—Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- Fine Arts—Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose
Different careers may be a good fit for your personality or interests. This career is:
- Artistic—Artistic careers are creative. They may involve working with forms, designs, and patterns. People in artistic careers may be very good at expressing themselves and doing work without following a clear set of rules.
Describe Your Skills
People who have worked in this career typically perform the following tasks. These statements can help a prospective employer understand what you can do, on a resume or during an interview.
- Thinking creatively.
- Using computers.
- Collecting information from different sources.
- Making decisions or solving problems.
- Communicating with people outside your organization.
- Keeping up-to-date with new knowledge.
- Organizing, planning, and prioritizing work.
- Communicating with supervisors, co-workers, or people that work under you.