Are you great at drawing and are always doodling, drawing or designing things? Can you talk to people and then draw what they are describing? Perhaps you want to work as part of a creative team? Then a career in graphic design is definitely a career that you should be thinking about.
A graphic design career will allow you to use your creativity and imagination to produce adverts, campaigns, electronic graphics and even those large outdoor billboards you see on the highway.
Everywhere you look in the modern world is an advertisement. On the TV, your cell phone, the movies and even as you drive around. Companies rely upon their advertising and graphics to attract new customers, describe their products and spread the word about their company’s strengths. You see graphics on corporate logos, flyers, brochures and letters. On the internet you see great web sites, appealing advertisements and compelling emails.
Behind all of these mediums is a graphic artist. They are the ones that work to their client’s requirements and produce these appealing selling or entertainment graphical mediums.
If advertising and TV work is not what you want to do then what about the film business? A large proportion of the stunts, chases and large scenes are computer produced – and all of these productions require someone that can work in this 3D environment. The cream of this kind of career is working for companies such as Pixar who produce block buster graphic only films.
Going to the theater, scenes need to be produced as do some of the more intricate props. Again a graphic artist will be working behind the scenes.
Newspapers and magazines are always seeking graphic artists to produce the graphic part of their productions. And now that everything is going digital, there is now an enormous demand for graphic designers for web and Internet related projects.
If you want to be even more obscure then search out graphic artist roles in the entertainment industry. The theme parks are crying out for graphic artists. Dinner theatres, entertainment areas in large hotels and entertainment complexes are all places that hire graphic artists.
A good graphic artist will always find work. A great graphic artist with some experience can become freelance, traveling from job to job as they search for advancement in their career. So if you are artistic and these careers sound great to you, then investigate taking a graphic design program.