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Graphic Designers

Graphic Designer—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Graphic designers, also known as graphic artists, are practical artists whose creations are intended to express ideas, convey information, or draw attention to a product. They design a wide variety of materials including advertisements, marketing materials, displays, packaging, signs, computer graphics and games, book and magazine covers and interiors, animated characters, Web pages, interactive media, and company logos to fit the needs and preferences of their various clients. There are 290,100 graphic designers employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Art Director or New Media Producer

Chief Designer or Design Department Head

Graphic Designer

Graphic Arts Technician or Assistant

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