Profession graphic designer

Graphic designers create text and images to communicate ideas. They make visual concepts by hand or using computer software, intended for publishing in paper or online media such as advertisements, websites, and magazines.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Copyright legislation

    Legislation describing the protection of the rights of original authors over their work, and how others can use it.

  • Desktop publishing

    The creation of documents using page layout skills on a computer. Desktop publishing software can generate layouts and produce typographic quality text and images.

  • Graphic design

    The techniques to create a visual representation of ideas and messages.

Skills

  • Use creative suite software

    Use a creative software suite such as ''Adobe'' to aid in graphic designing.

  • Design prototypes

    Design prototypes of products or components of products by applying design and engineering principles.

  • Respect publication formats

    Submit text material for printing purposes. Always respect the required and expected publication formats.

  • Adapt to type of media

    Adapt to different types of media such as television, movies, commercials, and others. Adapt work to type of media, scale of production, budget, genres within type of media, and others.

  • Translate requirement concepts into visual design

    Develop visual design from given specifications and requirements, based on the analysis of the scope and target audience. Create a visual representation of ideas such as logos, website graphics, digital games and layouts.

  • Design graphics

    Apply a variety of visual techniques in order to design graphic material. Combine graphical elements to communicate concepts and ideas.

  • Develop creative ideas

    Developing new artistic concepts and creative ideas.

  • Convert scribbles into virtual sketches

    Use software to convert the roughly drawn representation of a design into a two-dimensional geometrical sketch that they can further develop to obtain the final concept.

  • Identify customer's needs

    Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.

  • Perform market research

    Gather, assess and represent data about target market and customers in order to facilitate strategic development and feasibility studies. Identify market trends.

  • Finish project within budget

    Make sure to stay within budget. Adapt work and materials to budget.

  • Follow a brief

    Interpret and meet requirements and expectations, as discussed and agreed upon with the customers.

Optional knowledge and skills

publishing industry apply desktop publishing techniques microsoft visio use traditional illustration techniques create 3d environments operate 3d computer graphics software synfig photography 3d lighting edit photographs edit digital moving images graphics editor software meet expectations of target audience create 3d characters use photographic equipment adobe photoshop use cad software develop animations sketchbook pro create animated narratives advertising techniques adobe illustrator digital compositing create advertisements aesthetics 3d modelling gimp (graphics editor software) apply 3d imaging techniques motion graphics create moving images use digital illustration techniques brainstorm ideas edit negatives draw design sketches manage contracts