Graphic Designer

Marketing and Selling of Primary Products

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There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.

Milton Glaser 
Graphic Designer

Cass Cardy

In A Nutshell

I come up with creative visual ideas to market my customers’ businesses.  

I work closely with customers to understand how they see their company being represented.  

I use many different forms of media to create their vision, including print, videos, blogs, and social media. 

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Potential Salary Range

$45,000 Annually

Which provinces would this job be in?

Alberta AB
Alberta
British Columbia BC
British Columbia
Manitoba MB
Manitoba
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nunavut NU
Nunavut
Northwest Territories NWT
Northwest Territories
Ontario ON
Ontario
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Quebec QC
Quebec
Saskwatchewan SK
Saskwatchewan
Yukon Territories YT
Yukon Territories

I spend most of my time working either out of my home studio, or at the office of the design firm I work for. Working at the firm is a great opportunity to collaborate on ideas, while working at home is the best if I want to get some independent work done. 

Workplace

Indoor

Job Requirements & Duties

  • Design brochures, logos, signs and other communication materials
  • Use computer software to create eye-catching materials
  • Work with clients to understand their vision for the project
  • Make decisions on text, styles, and size to make products easily readable
  • Build drafts for clients to review and be open to suggestions for improvements
  • Review final products very carefully to make sure there are no mistakes and all the customer's notes have been considered 

Education & Training

  • A university or college degree in digital marketing or graphic design is needed.  
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Job Outlook

    Experts are predicting that as we continue into this virtual world, the outlook for jobs in graphic design will be great! 

Related School Subjects

Arts Education
Practical Applied Arts
Career Education

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Computers Design Website

Important Skills

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Interpersonal

I spend a lot of time talking with customers to understand their view of their brand and what they expect me to do with it.

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Persistence

While customers often have some idea as to what they want, I have to figure out the sweet spot between those ideas and my skills and artistic vision.

Planning

I’m usually working on a number of projects at once so I have to really plan out my time and resources to make sure I can get them all done. 

Artistic

Once I have an idea in my mind of how to represent a brand, it takes some artistic talent to bring that idea to life.  

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The Best Things About This Job Are…

Creative Work
Independent Work
Work Changes Daily
Problem Solving