Graphic design has evolved over the years and there are many different career paths you can take. Here are some career paths that graduate with a bachelor’s in graphic design can take:
- Brand Identity Designer
This profession deals with logos and designing visual elements that would attract clientele while visually representing how a company wants to be seen. Images portray a story and a brand identity designer would need to understand the company and the type of clientele it wants to attract and how to attract these customers by designing according to the company’s values and strategic vision. The average annual salary of a brand identity manager can range from US$45,000 to US$75,000.
- Game Designer
Most game designers have had prior education in graphic designing which can help with layout, layering, color scheme and teach you about user experience since you would be designing for an audience. The average annual salary of a game designer can range from US$58,000 to US$88,000.
There are many different types of illustrators. Some include publishing books, fashion forecasting, advertising through posters, storyboards and press and even 3D illustrating. Most often, illustrators are entrepreneurs or freelancers as they are usually constantly creating images and designs for editors, authors, business owners and other clients. The average annual salary of an illustrator can range from US$30,000 to US$65,000.
- Multimedia Designer
This profession is one of the most sought-after career paths with graduates. A multimedia designer would work on design interpretations, scale models, produce sketches, animation and a wide range of activities that combines technical expertise with imagination and creativity. The average annual salary of a multimedia designer can range from US$70,000 to US$125,000.
A muralist is a street artist, but the profession has increasingly been gaining popularity in cities around the world because of its unique visual appeal that can instantly transform the ambience of its surroundings. Now you may not need to have a degree in graphic design to do this, but it can help to harness your abilities more by improving on your artistic flair, coloring and other areas of design. The average annual salary of a muralist can range anywhere from US$20,00 to US$90,000.
- Web Designer
With the world going completely digital, every company and almost every individual has their own website. Websites are a money-making tool now, used for ecommerce websites and pay-to-click advertisements, blogging and numerous other reasons. A company without a website loses profits considerably as customers prefer access to immediate information. The average annual salary of a web designer ranges from US$64,000 to US$87,000.
There are numerous careers in the graphic design field. Other include:
- Architecture and Engineering Drafter
- Art Director Creative Director
- Email Marketing Designer
- Fashion Designer
- Flash Designer
- Graphic Designer
- Letterpress Printer
- Marketing Manager
- Photo Editor
- Packaging Designer
- Product Designer
- Sign Painter
- Surface Pattern Designer
- UX/UI Designer
- Video and Film Editor
- Wedding Invitation Designer
If you are interested in a career in graphic design, you must be passionate about what you do because that is the only way that you can remain creative in this field.