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

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Copyright legislation

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

  • Graphic design

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

Skills

  • Design graphics

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

  • Identify customer's needs

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

  • Respect publication formats

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

  • Follow a brief

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

  • 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.

  • Develop creative ideas

    Developing new artistic concepts and creative ideas.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Design prototypes

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

  • Finish project within budget

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

  • Use creative suite software

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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