Reports to:Various – depending on type of employing firm. Graphic Artists/Designers are employed by advertising agencies, publishers, printers, pre-press houses and design studios.

Main objectives: To create artwork for the promotion or development of goods, services and ideas. May also design artwork and/or layout for fabrics, websites, magazines and other publications, or help to develop television advertisements.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Discuss requirements of the project with their client.
  • Suggest production methods, materials and costs.
  • Design and illustrate from a specific brief using a computer.
  • Create illustrations from a concept.
  • Responsible for the administrative/clerical aspects of the design process.
  • Adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Receive client feedback and alter the design accordingly.

Typical qualifications and experience:Completion of a graphic design, media arts or visual communication course at a technical institute. Able to operate a number of design applications (four as a minimum) and to liase effectively with customers.