A graphic designer is a professional within the graphic arts industry. They assemble together images, typography or motion graphics to create a piece of design. They find the most effective way to get messages across in print, electronic and film media using a variety of methods such as color, type, illustration, photography, animation and various print and layout techniques. A graphic designer creates brochures, packaging and advertising for products as well as layout and production design of magazines, newspapers (like Kids’ World News!), journals, reports and more. They are also responsible for typesetting, illustration and web design or they can teach their trade to others in a college setting.
Skills needed are the ability to work with many software programs and they need to understand HTML and other programming languages to design websites. The graphic designer also must understand the processes involved in printing and be able to produce press-ready artwork.
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