Get into graphic design

June 28th, 2010 by Emily

If you're artistic but also enjoy technical work, then graphic design might be the career for you. Graphic designers get to be creative with the latest designer software, enabling them to straddle the boundaries between IT and art.

Graphic designers get the chance to work on many different types of products, from websites to books, magazines to adverts, TV guides to corporate brochures. There's a lot of strategic work to be done as well for those graphic designers charged with designing a new brand (known as a 'visual identity').

Many graphic designers work on a freelance basis, which is great news if you're looking for a career that you can mesh with other commitments, or if you want to be your own boss. If you like to be part of a company, however, you might find yourself working in an advertising or marketing agency or even in-house for a large multinational organisation.

If you want to get started in graphic design, then you'll need to make sure that your IT skills are first class and up to date. The most commonly used packages are Quark Xpress, FreeHand, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3D Studio Max, Acrobat, Director, Dreamweaver and Flash.

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