By Holly Reisem Hanna
Graphic design is a way to visually communicate with people; it could be through a poster, an advertisement in a magazine, a website, a business logo, a greeting card or even an album cover, these are all examples of what graphic designers create.
Some graphic designers are self taught, others enter the industry with talent alone, but the majority of graphic designers obtain some sort of formal education. There are certificate programs which take approximately two years to complete, and then there are degree programs which take anywhere from three to five years to complete.
According to Salary.com, graphic designers can make an average median salary of $45,000 per year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that graphic design jobs (especially web design) will continue to grow as demand for graphic designers continues to increase from advertisers, publishers, and computer design companies.
So if you’re creative, have good communication and time management skills, are flexible and can easily overcome obstacles, a career in graphic design may be the perfect work at home opportunity for you.
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Graphic Design Guides and Courses:
- American Writers & Artists Inc
- Fab Job
- Graphic Design Degree
- Sessions Online School of Design
- The Art Institute of Pittsburg
Graphic Design Resources:
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- All Art Schools
- Design & Publishing
- Design TalkBoard
- Find Your Art School.com
- Graphic Design School Review
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- Graphic Design Schools.com
- Graphic Design USA