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Graphic Designer

Use visual media, typography and page design techniques to create print and digital assets.

What's it like to be a Graphic Designer?

Graphic Designers use visual media (such as drawing, painting, digital media), typography and page design techniques to create print and digital assets, design layout, logos, icons and infographics or develop advertising collateral.

Graphic Designer

Tasks and duties

  • Consult with clients to discuss concept, design, timeline and budget.
  • According to the brief, use a variety of materials to create a proposed design, taking into account feedback from the client.
  • Advise clients on design developments, develop a design portfolio and stay abreast of industry-specific trends.
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Graphic Designers may work in a variety of settings including design studios, private practice, government, start-ups or freelance

As creative professionals, Graphic Designers need to have strong visual skills, which include an understanding of colour, contrast and scale. Many Graphic Designers use different computer suites such as InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator to assist in developing and refining their designs.

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How to become a Graphic Designer


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To work as a Graphic Designer in Australia, a qualification specialising in graphic design is usually required.

  1. Undertake a formal qualification in graphic design. This may be a Diploma of Graphic Design (CUA50715) or a Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design).
  2. There are numerous opportunities for Graphic Designers who want to further their career. This may include pursuing a specialisation or working towards becoming an art director, creative lead or user experience designer.

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Latest Graphic Designer reviews

Latest reviews from 85 Graphic Designers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Graphic Design is a competitive industry but can influence change, growth and thought
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Design
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Packaging
The good things
A successful designer requires an understanding about how people will engage with your work, understand the messaging and have a clear purpose for your work. A career in Graphic Design will mean you'l...
The challenges
Everything about working as a designer is subjective. Your work will be critiqued by everyone from the client through to consumer. It needs a certain level of tough skin to receive feedback from vast...
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Aug 2019
Every Graphic Designer needs to work in production at least once
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Multimedia
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Print Production
The good things
I believe every Designer needs to work in production, it really opens up what is Possible and Not when you are designing things that are to be printed. So when you are designing something you are thin...
The challenges
If you aren't a quick learner than this role can be difficult as you have to learn not only the design programes but also all the machines used to print and finish products. Also the pay isn't that gr...
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