Lights, Camera, Create
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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Related Job Titles
Artist, Designer, Graphic Artist, Graphic Designer, Online Producer, Production Artist, Publications Designer
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Median wages (annual)
Projected job openings
-1% or lower
Projected growth (decline)
What you Need to Know
- Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
- Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
- Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings
- Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD; Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D; Autodesk Revit; Bentley MicroStation
- Desktop publishing software — Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign; Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker; Microsoft Publisher; QuarkXPress
- Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud; Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator; SmugMug Flickr; Trimble SketchUp Pro
- Video creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects; Apple Final Cut Pro; WeVideo; YouTube
- Web platform development software — AJAX; Cascading Style Sheets CSS; Drupal; Oracle JavaServer Pages JSP
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