A Graphic Designer uses sketching, colouring or computerising using sophisticated software and CAD (Computer Aided Design) to help visualise, improve and refine design ideas. The graphic designer may also help to develop a brand by creating labels that customers will recognise, as well as creating pictures and marketing materials to display in shops that will try to persuade customers to buy their products.
Graphic Designers may have a HND, BTEC or degree in graphic design, illustration, art, or another related subject. Many of these courses will require you have GCSE's in art, graphics, product design or similar subject. Interviewers will be impressed if you have kept a portfolio of pictures, annotations and feedback of projects you have done in the past, to see the experience, skill and knowledge you have.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent creative flair
- Good at IT with the ability to adapt to new technology
- Good organisational skills
- An eye for detail
£16,000 to £30,000