Graphic Designer

Working from agreed design briefs, graphic designers use text and images to communicate information and ideas.

Gain relevant experience, build up a portfolio and become familiar with the modern industry.
— CR Productions

Graphic designers/artists design graphics for use in media products such as videos, labels, advertising, and signage.

Typical activities include:

  • Developing concepts, graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and websites
  • Determining size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and font style and size
  • Preparing rough drafts of material based on an agreed brief
  • Reviewing final layouts and suggesting improvements if required
  • Liaising with external printers on a regular basis to ensure deadlines are met and material is printed to the highest quality

Key skills for graphic designers

  • Excellent IT skills, especially with design and photo-editing software
  • Exceptional creativity and innovation
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • An understanding of the latest trends and their role within a commercial environment
  • Professional approach to time, costs and deadlines

Qualifications and training required

While entry is open to non-graduates, preference will be given to those with relevant degrees. A degree in graphic design is advantageous although other art and design subjects will be accepted.

You will need work experience and a portfolio of work to show. This can be obtained through internships and passion work. We expect a good knowledge of design software, such as PhotoShop, InDesign or Illustrator plus photo-editing software.