Graphic designer

Graphic designer

Graphic designers create eye-catching imagery for all sorts of uses, including advertising, packaging, websites and social media. They need technology and graphics, and maths can be useful for graphic designers that are self-employed as freelancers.

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If you’re the kind of person who uses pictures to get your point across, graphic design could be a dream job. Some designers specialise in producing beautiful branding for the world’s best-known companies, while others help to shape the look and feel of our online world.

What's cool about being a graphic designer?

Getting hands on with all kinds of design tools, from pencils and paints to computer software

Collaborating with likeminded creative types, including writers, photographers and filmmakers

Helping to change the way people view and perceive the world we live in

Subjects you'll need

Graphic designers spend lots of time on computers – get yourself up to speed with the latest software during technology and computing classes. Art and design subjects also help designers to express their creative minds through their work.

Fun fact

The famous ‘I heart New York’ logo was created by graphic designer Milton Glaser. It was first used to promote the city and state in 1977 – Glaser scribbled his idea on a crumpled envelope during a taxi ride. Today the design generates more than $30 million a year through sales of t-shirts and similar merchandise.

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