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Graphic Designer

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.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Specialisations
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Film and Video Graphics Designer
  • Publication Designer
Job prospects for Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators in Victoria

Occupations in the Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators group include Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Multimedia Designer and Web Designer.

Employment prospects
There are currently 16,600 Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,284.60

Hourly earnings
$32.90

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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