A Career in Graphic Design
Anyone who has a creative background and enjoys working with computers should consider a job in the graphic design field. I always enjoyed drawing and painting while I was growing up, and always had an imaginative view of the world around me. I also grew up with computers growing to be an ever more integral part of everyday existence, so it was natural that I would begin to use computers to make art. After graduating high school, while I had a job as an electronics salesman, I started doing small design projects for people I knew on the side for free because I enjoyed doing them. Designing things has always been something that has interested me and the little bit I have experienced I have enjoyed very much. This is why I chose to pursue a career in the graphic design field and anyone who has a similar artistic background might want to at least look into the field.
Graphic designers have to be able to communicate the needs of their clients into a visual product that appeals to their target audience. “It's important to have a visual sensibility, to understand what works and what doesn't work visually. You need a type sensibility, what types look good and how to space out the letters right” (Ladden). Graphic designers develop magazine and newspaper advertisements, create product packaging, develop signage for store and window displays and construct unique logos. Graphic artists also develop visual elements for books, journals, websites, clothing, CD's and DVD covers. Because there is such a broad spectrum of products that graphic designers work with, you are able to choose something that interests you as long as you have the skills required.
Employment in the graphic design field is expected to grow at a steady rate and potential employees are expected to face lots of competition in the job market (OOH). Because of this, you should not pursue a career in graphic design unless you really enjoy doing it. Many people in this field do...