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Typical work activities
A graphic designer is responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact. The role involves listening to clients and understanding their needs before making design decisions.
A graphic designer works to a brief agreed with the client, creative director or account manager.
They develop creative ideas and concepts, choosing the appropriate media and style to meet the client's objectives. The work demands creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of industry software and a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines.
A graphic designer's job may involve managing more than one design brief at a time and allocating the relevant amount of time according to the value of the job. Typical activities include: meeting with clients, account manager or art director to discuss the objectives and requirements of the job
Interpreting the client's business needs and developing a concept to suit their purpose
Estimating the time required to complete the work
Developing design briefs by gathering information and data through research
Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts
Using innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time
Presenting finalized ideas and concepts to clients or account managers
Working with a wide range of media, including photography and videography
Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work
Contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall brief
Demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches
Working on layouts and art working pages ready for print
Working as part of a team with printers, copywriters, photographers, stylists, illustrators, other designers, account executives, web developers and marketing specialists
Developing interactive design
Commissioning illustrators and photographers
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Lightroom
Final Cut Pro,After Effect
Dreamweaver, Muse, HTML5, CSS3
Mac OS X