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Becoming a Graphic Designer
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Becoming a Graphic Designer

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Also known as Graphic Artist.
Plans, designs, develops and prepares information for publication and reproduction using text, symbols, pictures, colours and layout to achieve commercial and communication needs with particular emphasis on tailoring the message for the intended audience.
Training time 0.5 year
Avg. weekly wage $1,285
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 14,400

What does a Graphic Designer do?

  • determining the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders
  • undertaking research and analysing functional communication requirements
  • formulating design concepts for the subject to be communicated
  • preparing sketches, diagrams, illustrations and layouts to communicate design concepts
  • negotiating design solutions with clients, management, sales and production staff
  • selecting, specifying or recommending functional and aesthetic materials and media for publication, delivery or display
  • detailing and documenting the selected design for production
  • supervising or carrying out production in the chosen media


  • Exhibition Designer
  • Film and Video Graphics Designer
  • Publication Designer

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