In a previous post I explained how you can definitely start a successful career with an arts degree. Today I want to give examples of specific career paths you can take with a Graphic Design degree. One thing about creative degrees in general is that you are very flexible. You may start out teaching art (as I did at one point) and go on to working at an advertising agency.
- Every industry needs Graphic Designers. They are the ones that get “the products to the people.”
- One main industry is advertising, where you are able to design creative ads to market products to consumers.
Teach art to children or adults (possibly to adults with developmental disabilities).
- This may be done in a school, a studio or a Day Program run by a social service agency.
- Real Estate agencies need photographers to take photos of homes for sale.
- Wedding photographers capture that special day for couples.
- Product development teams need photographs of the products they will be developing.
- Once products past the development stage they need to be photographed for advertising and marketing purposes.
- Publishing companies need illustrators to illustrate children’s books.
- Illustrators are also needed to create technical drawings for publications such as manuals and user guides .
Manage the art related to marketing materials, including websites, advertising, brochures and other media items.
- You can choose to work with the art and graphic images of promotional products in the advertising and business fields.