What does a graphic designer do?
Graphic designers create visually appealing elements. Some of these elements would include ads, logos, art, and websites. These kinds of elements are often be made of photos, paintings, text, and digital media. Usually, graphic designers, use editing software to make their creations.
- Graphic design firm: It's like a mercenary guild for graphic designers
- Advertising agency: A company that sets up ads and marketing for other companies
- Freelance: This allows the graphic designer to choose their own projects but they have to find their own clients
The average graphic designer makes $20.92/hr. But, a more experienced or better know graphic designer can ask a higher price.
No education is required for freelance. All you really need is the skills and experience to make good designs. But, an associate degree or bachelor’s degree is required by most firms. If you decide to go without a degree you will likely need a portfolio of your work to show clients.