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Graphic Designer

Job Title and Job Description

Graphic Designer

I am a graphic designer focusing mainly on web design. I enjoy meeting the challenges of being creative on a daily basis and creating a product that is attractive and at the same time functional.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

Within graphic design there are many different routes you can go. Some designers work for offscreen environments, ie: product and/or print design, while others design for onscreen, ie: web design and/or motion graphics.

What new technology will be important?

I think developments in making internet connections faster and home computers more efficient will surely be important.

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

BS in Graphic Design from San Jose State University in San Jose, CA.

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

I would recommend a college education with at least a BA or BS in Design / Graphic Design. All Art majors would also apply such as fine art, photography, industrial design, illustration etc.

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

No

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Athletic / Physical 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Bilingual 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Computer Technology 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Creative Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Interpersonal 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Investigative / Fact Finding 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
leadership and Supervising 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Math 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
Mechanical Understanding 2-Less Important2-Less Important  
Sales and Negotiation 1-Not Important  
Scientific and Experimental 1-Not Important  
Social Service / Helping Skills 1-Not Important  
Teaching / Instructing 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important  
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 1-Not Important  
Understanding Yourself 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important  
Writing 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important  
 

Interview By: Jason, Graphic Designer