Graphic designer

THE JOB
 

creating visual concepts

 

designing logos and coporate identities

 

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

 

creating visual designs for websites, applicationa 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

TASKS AND ACTIVITIES
 

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

SKILLS
 

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

EDUCATION
 

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

 

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

SELF-STUDY
 

practise in drawing

 

watch online tutorials on design software

 

collect samples of the designs you like

START NOW
 

read and watch the stories of the rolemodels on our website

 

visit websites of women's work: Yes, Equality campaign, 2015 www.elenamontes.ie
Or women’s support groups: www.nccwn.org/about-us/

 

get advice from your dean at school or from the school career supervisor

 

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