A graphic designer is a visual communicator, someone who creates visual concepts by hand or by using computer software. They communicate ideas to inspire, inform, or captivate consumers.
The minimum education requirement is a certificate or Bachelor's degree.
WHERE TO STUDY
For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.
In May 2020, the median yearly salary for a graphic designer was $45,261, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Graphic Designer Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Institute of Graphic Arts
- American Society of Botanical Artists
- Graphic Artists Guild
- The Society of Publication Designers
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Learn what a typical day is like for graphic designer, Chanelle Henry.