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Graphic Designers Print

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.

Work Activities
  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.
  • Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts, based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
  • Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design.
  • Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and Web sites.
  • Use computer software to generate new images.
  • Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed.
  • Maintain archive of images, photos, or previous work products.
  • Prepare illustrations or rough sketches of material, discussing them with clients or supervisors and making necessary changes.
  • Draw and print charts, graphs, illustrations, and other artwork, using computer.
  • Key information into computer equipment to create layouts for client or supervisor.
  • Research new software or design concepts.
  • Mark up, paste, and assemble final layouts to prepare layouts for printer.
  • Study illustrations and photographs to plan presentation of materials, products, or services.
  • Prepare notes and instructions for workers who assemble and prepare final layouts for printing.
  • Produce still and animated graphics for on-air and taped portions of television news broadcasts, using electronic video equipment.
  • Photograph layouts, using camera, to make layout prints for supervisors or clients.
Skills
  • Active Listening

    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

  • Critical Thinking

    Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Speaking

    Talking to others to convey information effectively.

WorkKeys®
Applied Mathematics
5
Reading for Information
5
Locating Information
4
Abilities
  • Near Vision

    The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

  • Originality

    The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

  • Fluency of Ideas

    The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).

Knowledge
  • 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.

  • English Language

    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Pay
  • Ohio Annual Salary $44,750/yr
  • Typical Salary
  • Ohio Hourly Wage $21.51/hr
  • Typical Hourly Wage
Ohio Employment Trends
  • Currently Employed 9,860
  • Yearly Projected Openings 240
Typical Education
Personality
Artistic: People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules. They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Innovation
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
Tools
  • Tablet computers
  • Personal computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Laser printers
  • Desktop computers
Technology
  • Web platform development software
  • Video creation and editing software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
Tags
  • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
  • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.