creating visual concepts


designing logos and corporate identities


designing the layout of printed materials, such as flyers, brochures, books and magazines


creating visual designs for websites, applications and games


structuring and designing infographics, signs, forms etc.


thinking of a style and the story that it tells in collaboration with the client


researching the subject, especially the target audience


visualizing ideas


creating and editing illustrations, photos, layout and typography


creating visual identity for a product or a company


cooperating with printing houses, product managers, communication staff, marketing specialists and technicians


being creative


being able to think of innovative ways to approach a message and transform it into a visual concept


being able to feel what customers want


being able to see another person’s perspective


adapting new trends, developments and technology


thinking in images


working in a team


working with software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Muse, Dreamweaver


being flexible


willing to constantly develop professional knowledge and skills


Bachelor’s degree in fine art or the following: design, communications, advertising, marketing, animation, digital programming etc.


Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art


Study completed in Multimedia


Degree in Advertising or marketing


Further study at:

  • BA Degree Graphic Design - 3 Year Level 7 QQI award at Dublin Institute of Design
  • Advertising and Graphic Design or Creative Media – FETAC at Crumlin College of Further Education (CDETB)
  • Graphic Design – FETAC at the Bray Institute of Further Education
  • Graphic Design - Level 5 Certificate QQI at Carlow institute of Further Education
  • Graphic Design Skills – QQI at Limerick College of Further Education

practise in drawing


watch online tutorials on design software


collect samples of the designs you like


read and watch the stories of the role models on our website


visit websites of women's work:


get advice from your school guidance counselor


talk to your parents, uncles, aunts or neighbors and ask them for advice


If you are looking for part-time work you can try get a job in a printing shop, like Reads or Grehan Printers in Dublin to learn about Graphic Design for printing