What's it like to be a Digital Designer?
Digital Designers plan, design and develop digitally delivered information, promotional content, instructional material and entertainment through online and recorded digital media using static and animated information, text, pictures, video and sound to produce information and entertainment tailored to an intended audience and purpose.
Tasks and duties
- Determining the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders.
- Undertaking research and analysing communication requirements to determine work schedule.
- Planning and prioritising work schedule and budget for design creation and production.
- Formulating and modifying designs to fulfil initial brief and any further client requests.
- Using a variety of software to create aesthetically pleasing designs that are optimised for multiple digital platforms.
- Articulating, presenting and debating ideas with stakeholders.
- Negotiating design solutions with clients and stakeholders.
Digital Design encompasses many of the same basic skills and principles as traditional graphic design, with an added emphasis on digital technologies. Digital Designers work within teams at creative agencies, at film and TV studios; and may also work freelance.
What can I earn as a Digital Designer?
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How to become a Digital Designer
- Complete a qualification in design. This may be a Certificate IV in Design (CUA40715), Diploma of Design, Diploma of Digital Media Technologies (ICT501915), or Bachelor degree majoring in Design.
- Develop a portfolio of work to show prospective employers. This can include work you’ve done on mock Digital Design projects.
- Set up a blog or a website to showcase your portfolio.
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