Consider a Career in Graphic Design

What does a graphic designer do? 

As a graphic designer, you have the opportunity to create visual concepts that share a vision, inspire others, inform, and market ideas or products to consumers. Graphic designers work by hand or using computer software to present ideas in an appealing and unique way. If you’re unfamiliar with this field and want to learn more, listen as graphic designer, Brittany, shares a description of the field: 

Brittany is a Production Designer with Journey Group, an independent graphic design company located in Charlottesville, VA. A designer and artist by trade, Brittany spends her free time designing, photographing, and illustrating for personal projects and non-profits in the area.

Loves & Challenges

All feeds have pros and cons. Here Brittany share the loves and challenges of working in graphic design. 

Starting a Career in Graphic Design

There are a variety of ways to enter the field of graphic design. Graphic designers usually hold a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, however as long as you have a bachelor’s degree and the required technical skills, you can meet most position requirements. Candidates for graphic design positions usually gather a portfolio, available virtually, that demonstrates their skills, creativity, and unique style. Now Brittany will share her insight into getting started in this field. 

Learn more! 

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By Erica Kryst
Erica Kryst Senior Associate Director, Career Experiences and Education Erica Kryst