With careers in graphic design expected to increase by 3% in the next 10 years, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, choosing to pursue a degree in graphic design might be the right choice for you. Graphic design may seem like a highly specific field, but it can set you up for success in many different careers. So, let’s explore the question – what can you do with a degree in graphic design?
In no specific order, here are 10 career options for graphic designers:
- Motion graphics designer
- Environmental designer
- Front-end web designer
- Package design
- Social media designer
- Logo or brand manager
- Type designer
- Publication designer
- User experience and user interaction designer (UX/UI)
While the roles and responsibilities of a designer can vary based on specialty, there are three main paths a graphic designer can take.
An agency is an exciting setting because the majority of your team will also be designers with a similar education. Your main differences will be speciality and level of experience. In an agency, the roles are split up between junior and senior designers, and art directors.