Graphic Designers


Also called : Artist, Designer, Graphic Artist, Graphic Designer, Online Producer, Production Artist, Publications Designer

What they do


Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

On the job, one would


    KNOWLEDGE


    • Design
      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    • Communications and Media
      Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

    • English Language
      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Fine Arts
      Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

    SKILLS


    • Active Listening
      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking
      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    • Speaking
      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Reading Comprehension
      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    • Active Learning
      Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

    ABILITIES


    • Near Vision
      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Originality
      The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

    • Fluency of Ideas
      The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).

    • Oral Comprehension
      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression
      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Attention to Detail
      Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

    • Innovation
      Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Achievement/Effort
      Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

    • Adaptability/Flexibility
      Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

    • Cooperation
      Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    • Persistence
      Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Independence
      Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Spreadsheet software

    • Video creation and editing software

    • Web page creation and editing software

    • Web platform development software

    • Word processing software

    • Cloud-based data access and sharing software

    • Computer aided design CAD software

    • Customer relationship management CRM software

    • Data base user interface and query software

    • Desktop publishing software

    • Development environment software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Considerable Preparation Needed

    • Education

      Four-year bachelor degree

    • Experience

      A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupation

    • Jobtraining

      Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

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