Graphic Artist (Software)Print
GRAPHIC ARTISTS (SOFTWARE) use computers to develop material for Internet Web pages, computer interfaces, and multimedia projects. Graphic artists (software) design and execute graphic-art work for communications, marketing, advertising, information, training, and entertainment purposes. They determine the format, approach, and content which will be most effective and meet objectives. Graphic artists may develop a complete visual identity for a company, its products and website. They may also design and develop larger items for the company such as marketing campaigns and website layout; as well as designing smaller graphic elements such as logos, product icons, and web navigation buttons.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $55,000 average per year ($26.50 per hour)
- A large occupation (192,200 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow moderately (1.3% per year)
A portfolio (a collection of examples of the artist's best work) is an important factor used by employers in deciding whether to hire a GRAPHIC ARTIST (SOFTWARE). Assembling a portfolio requires skills generally developed in a post-secondary art or design school program, such as a bachelor's degree program in graphic art. Most employers prefer to hire graphic artists with a degree in graphic design, art, multimedia design, or a related field. Many colleges and universities offer programs leading to a bachelor's or master's degree in the arts. Art schools also offer post-secondary studio training in art.