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Digital Designer

Combine artistic and technical skills to create content for the digital world.

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.

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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.
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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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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Digital Designer is between $65k and $75k
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How to become a Digital Designer


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It is possible to work as a Digital Designer without formal qualifications, however many employers prefer individuals to have qualifications in the field of design.

  1. 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.
  2. Develop a portfolio of work to show prospective employers. This can include work you’ve done on mock Digital Design projects.
  3. Set up a blog or a website to showcase your portfolio.

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Diploma of Graphic Design

This vocational diploma provides you with the skills and knowledge to create designs in both print and digital media.

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Certificate IV in Design

With this qualification you will develop your technical design skills and learn to respond to design briefs.
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Diploma of Digital Media Technologies

This qualification prepares you for a career working in new and emerging digital media technology areas such as interactive design or online.
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How do Digital Designers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 15 Digital Designers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.2
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
3.5
Job security
3.9
Pay / Salary
3.3
Variety of work
3.8

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Oct 2018
Being a Junior Designer can be stressful and frustrating but it’s very engaging and can be rewarding.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Communication Design
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Brand management
The good things
In a non-internal role (not working internally at one company and working on only one brand), you learn a lot about different jobs that exist. You learn about different brands, communication, audience...
The challenges
Being a junior means that you will always be at the bottom, and often in between a lot of different people and tasks. Sometimes the tasks can be really boring and tedious, but it’s just apart of being...
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Nov 2018
Digital designer is a good entry level job for graphic design
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Photoshop Retouching
The good things
The best part is that it's very much 9-5 work hours and you don't take work home. There's always work to do so you're not twiddling your thumbs.
The challenges
It can get a little mundane at times as you're doing the same work over and over again.
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Working hours for Digital Designers

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Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
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What are the job opportunities for Digital Designers?

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Digital Designer jobs on SEEK
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National increase over next 5 years *
13.6%
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