Career outlook for graphic designer
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would use your creative skills to design the look of websites, packaging, adverts and more.
Companies would rely on you to come up with eye-catching designs that will draw in more customers.
You could be working on anything from corporate projects where design requirements are very clear, to smaller jobs where you would be able to let your creativity run wild.
On a typical project, you might:
- Discuss the project with clients and colleagues
- Work out costs for the project
- Choose the best materials and style
- Make rough sketches or computer visuals to show the client
- Use specialist computer software to prepare designs
- Produce a final layout with exact specifications for typefaces, letter sizes and colours
- Ensure that budgets and deadlines are met
You may also produce 3D designs for packaging, exhibitions and displays.
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