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Macleans College Careers Department – Career Information Sheet March 2008 Graphic Tasks & duties Pay and prospects How to enter the job Graphic designers Pay Personal qualities: Tertiary Education may do some or all of Salaries vary, but Graphic designers need To become a graphic Designer the following: • discuss requirements graphic designers usually earn between $30,000 to be motivated, creative and accurate, with an designer you need to have a tertiary of the project with and $75,000 per year eye for detail. They also qualification in graphic Graphic designers create their client depending on need to be able to accept design, media arts or artwork, such as logos, • analyse the purpose of experience, ability, and criticism, work well under visual communication. packaging, advertising or the project the region they work in. pressure and be open to You are also required to posters, for the promotion • discuss how to learning new skills. have a portfolio of work. or development of goods, Career progression: approach the project services and ideas. They Some graphic designers Entry Requirements: with colleagues Physical requirements: may also design artwork may progress to start Portfolio (& interview) + • develop design ideas Graphic designers need and/or layout for fabrics, their own companies. Year 12 NCEA Level 2 or by researching and to have good hand-eye magazines, websites and AS for Certificates and brainstorming with Job outlook: Average co-ordination and normal other publications, or help Diplomas. colleagues The outlook for graphic colour vision. to develop television Portfolio (& interview) + • prepare sketches, designers is average and Need to avoid advertisements. Year 13 NCEA Level 3 or instructions and layout the number of people Occupational Overuse AS / A Levels University diagrams employed in this Syndrome (OOS). Related jobs: Entrance for Degrees. • suggest production occupation is expected to Artistic Director methods, materials remain stable over the Secondary education: Providers include: Clothing Designer and costs next two to three years. At least four years of AUT Illustrator • show design ideas to secondary education is www.aut.ac.nz Industrial Designer Competitive Entry: the client preferred. Interior Designer An increase in the Auckland University • receive client feedback Photographer number of design www.auckland.ac.nz and alter the design Useful subjects include: Screen Printer courses and design accordingly. • Art MIT Signmaker graduates over recent • Art Design Manukau School of years means competition • Art History Visual Arts for positions is high. • Art Painting www.manukau.ac.nz There are few chances to • Art Photography enter a design company Massey University • English without any prior Albany • Graphics training. Wellington • Mathematics. Opportunities do exist www.massey.ac.nz for people with no graphic design UNITEC experience in the www.unitec.ac.nz printing industry. Turnover: Low to moderate. This is only a brief summary. It is essential that you check detailed information available on Kiwicareers www.careers.govt.nz and other relevant websites and prospectuses.