Choosing your career path might be a dreadful task. SO many possibilities out there, and so many questions!
But worry not — we come with answers.
To help you choose your digital career, we have developed 8 Digital Jobs Profiles that we found to be the most in demand across European employers. We hope this will give you an idea of what your professional future might look like.
In our Digital Job Profiles cycle, you will learn about the main goals, tasks and ICT skills required for each position. We will also explore what type of organisations look for employees with specific job profiles.
Ready to begin? Today we’re introducing: GRAPHIC DESIGNER!
Graphic Designer makes visual concepts by using computer software intended for publishing in paper or online media (advertisements, websites, magazines, social media channels and other interactive media)
Their mission is to create visual content to support promotional activities and more effectively communicate messages about an organisation, brand, service, product, etc.
What does a Graphic Designer do?
- interpreting client’s requirements
- performing market research
- preparing rough drafts and present ideas through sketches, idea boards, etc.
- creating and updating graphic designs such as logos, photos, illustrations
- developing layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, websites, product packaging and corporate reports
- testing graphics across various media
- adhering to a graphic design process and/or project plan
- liaising with copywriters, creative directors, clients and stakeholders
Where can they work?
- as a freelancer
- at a graphic design/print services company, reporting to a creative director
- at a small or medium enterprise, solely responsible for graphic design
Which ICT skills do they need to have?
- working on a personal computer
- working on digital devices for graphic and multimedia design
- management and understanding of multimedia software used to edit digital image, e.g. Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Adobe InDesign, Canva, etc.