On the Job
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.
This career requires good eyesight.
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 or technical illustrations.
- Research new technologies.
- Review art or design materials.
- Collaborate with others to develop or refine designs.
- Confer with clients to determine needs.
- Maintain records, documents, or other files.
- Operate still or video cameras or related equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- High levels of competition.
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