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Graphic Designers
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 2,231

Projected Annual Job Openings: 90

Typical Hourly Wage: $26.30 - $42.00

Typical Annual Salary: $54,700 - $87,400

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.
  • Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design.
  • Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and Internet websites.
  • Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed.
  • Prepare illustrations or rough sketches of material, discussing them with clients or supervisors and making necessary changes.
  • Use computer software to generate new images.
  • Key information into computer equipment to create layouts for client or supervisor.
  • Maintain archive of images, photos, or previous work products.
  • Mark up, paste, and assemble final layouts to prepare layouts for printer.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Laser printers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Tablet computers

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Web page creation and editing software
  • Web platform development software

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