Are you creative, artistically talented, and familiar with computers? If so, becoming a graphic designer might be the right job for you.
Graphic designers are visual communicators who design and create digital art pieces using specialized software and devices. They communicate ideas to inspire, inform, or captivate consumers through physical and virtual art forms, including images, words, or graphics. They create many diverse types of content, such as an idea or identity to be used in advertising and promotions. Graphic designers draw up concepts for new designs, choose fonts, design elements, and color schemes for designs, and typeset copy and arrange photos for publications.
Frequently, a graphic designer may collaborate with other artists, including copywriters, editors, videographers, and multimedia animators.
To become a graphic designer, you need to improve your graphic design skills by practicing drawing, sketching, and using color palettes, as well as using digital mediums, like drawing tablets and programs like the Adobe Creative Cloud. If you choose to pursue higher education, you could major in graphic design, website design, or art history. Some employers may accept associate’s degrees, but most are looking for candidates with bachelor’s degrees. It’s also important to build up a portfolio showing the design work that you have created.