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Working As a Design Coordinator

  • Thinking Creatively
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $52,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Design Coordinator Do

Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

Duties

Graphic designers typically do the following: 

  • Meet with clients or the art director to determine the scope of a project
  • Use digital illustration, photo-editing software, and layout software to create designs
  • Create visual elements such as logos, original images, and illustrations that help deliver a desired message
  • Design layouts and select colors, images, and typefaces to use
  • Present design concepts to clients or art directors
  • Incorporate changes recommended by clients or art directors into final designs
  • Review designs for errors before printing or publishing them

Graphic designers combine art and technology to communicate ideas through images and the layout of websites and printed pages. They may use a variety of design elements to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Graphic designers work with both text and images. They often select the type, font, size, color, and line length of headlines, headings, and text. Graphic designers also decide how images and text will go together on a print or webpage, including how much space each will have. When using text in layouts, graphic designers collaborate closely with writers who choose the words and decide whether the words will be put into paragraphs, lists, or tables. Through the use of images, text, and color, graphic designers can transform statistical data into visual graphics and diagrams, which can make complex ideas more accessible.

Graphic design is important to marketing and selling products, and is a critical component of brochures and logos. Therefore, graphic designers, also referred to as graphic artists or communication designers, often work closely with people in advertising and promotions, public relations, and marketing.

Frequently, designers specialize in a particular category or type of client. For example, some create the graphics used on retail products packaging, still others may work on the visual designs used on book jackets.

Graphic designers need to keep up to date with the latest software and computer technologies to remain competitive.

Some individuals with a background in graphic design teach in design schools, colleges, and universities. For more information, see the profile on postsecondary teachers.

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How To Become A Design Coordinator

Graphic designers usually need a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field. Candidates for graphic design positions should demonstrate their creativity and originality through a professional portfolio that features their best designs.

Education

A bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field is usually required. However, those with a bachelor’s degree in another field may pursue technical training in graphic design to meet most hiring qualifications.

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design accredits about 320 postsecondary colleges, universities, and independent institutes with programs in art and design. Most schools include studio art, principles of design, computerized design, commercial graphics production, printing techniques, and website design. In addition, students should consider courses in writing, marketing, and business, all of which are useful in helping designers work effectively on project teams.

High school students interested in graphic design should take basic art and design courses in high school, if the courses are available. Many bachelor's degree programs require students to complete a year of basic art and design courses before being admitted to a formal degree program. Some schools require applicants to submit sketches and other examples of their artistic ability.

Many programs provide students with the opportunity to build a professional portfolio of their designs. For many artists, including graphic designers, developing a portfolio—a collection of design ideas that demonstrates their styles and abilities—is essential because employers rely heavily on a designer’s portfolio in deciding whether to hire the individual.

Graphic designers must keep up with new and updated computer graphics and design software, either on their own or through formal software training programs. Professional associations that specialize in graphic design, such as AIGA, offer courses intended to keep the skills of their members up to date.

Other Experience

Graphic designers often gain their initial experience through internships. It provides aspiring graphic designers an opportunity to work with designers and experience the design process from concept to completion while completing a design program.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification programs are generally available through software product vendors. Certification in graphic design software can demonstrate a level of competence and may provide a jobseeker with a competitive advantage.

Advancement

Experienced graphic designers may advance to chief designer, art director, or other supervisory positions.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Graphic designers must be able to look at their work from the point of view of their consumers and examine how the designs they develop will be perceived by consumers to ensure they convey the client’s desired message.

Artistic ability. Graphic designers must be able to create designs that are artistically interesting and appealing to clients and consumers. They produce rough illustrations of design ideas, either by hand sketching or by using computer programs.

Communication skills. Graphic designers must communicate with clients, customers, and other designers to ensure that their designs accurately reflect the desired message and effectively express information.

Computer skills. Most graphic designers use specialized graphic design software to prepare their designs.

Creativity. Graphic designers must be able to think of new approaches to communicating ideas to consumers. They develop unique designs that convey a recognizable meaning on behalf of their clients.

Time-management skills. Graphic designers often work on multiple projects at the same time, each with a different deadline.

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Design Coordinator Career Paths

Design Coordinator
Designer Design Engineer Project Engineer
Project Engineering Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Designer Project Manager Marketing Manager
Senior Manager Of Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Designer Project Manager Vice President
Marketing Vice President
10 Yearsyrs
Computer Aided Design Designer Mechanical Designer Design Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Computer Aided Design Designer Design Engineer Senior Designer
Design Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Computer Aided Design Designer Project Manager Marketing Manager
Marketing Communications Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Interior Designer Owner Marketing Director
Director Of Communications And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Interior Designer Owner
Communications Director
6 Yearsyrs
Interior Designer Office Manager Marketing Manager
Sales And Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Designer Owner
Owner And Founder
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Designer Senior Graphic Designer
Creative Services Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Project Coordinator Consultant Product Manager
Product Development Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Coordinator Business Analyst Product Manager
Director Of Product Development
11 Yearsyrs
Project Coordinator Editor Social Media Manager
Digital Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Piping Designer Lead Designer Senior Design Engineer
Design Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Design Consultant Senior Graphic Designer
Creative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Piping Designer Lead Designer Art Director
Designation Marketing Director
5 Yearsyrs
Freelance Designer Editor Senior Copywriter
Creative Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Design Consultant Graphic Design Consultant Senior Graphic Designer
Marketing And Design Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Design Manager 3.9 years
Design Chief 3.8 years
Design Specialist 3.4 years
Designer 3.1 years
Design Coordinator 3.0 years
Design Consultant 2.7 years
Junior Designer 1.6 years
Design Volunteer 1.2 years
Design Internship 0.6 years
Top Careers Before Design Coordinator
Designer 9.4%
Internship 9.2%
Draftsman 4.0%
Drafter 3.8%
Manager 2.9%
Top Careers After Design Coordinator
Designer 10.6%
Owner 4.3%
Manager 3.3%

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Average Yearly Salary
$52,000
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$35,000
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$52,000
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$79,000
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Best Paying Company
Vertafore
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Massachusetts
Avg Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a Design Coordinator make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Design Coordinator in the United States is $52,758 per year or $25 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $35,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $79,000.

Real Design Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Project Design Coordinator Tripp Design Naval Architecture, LLC Norwalk, CT Mar 01, 2011 $132,000
Project Design Coordinator Tripp Design Naval Architecture, LLC Norwalk, CT Aug 27, 2011 $132,000
Production and Design Coordinator Executive Daniel Romualdez Architects, P.C. New York, NY Nov 17, 2014 $100,000
Production Design Coordinator NIS America Inc. Santa Ana, CA Dec 02, 2014 $94,994
Industrial Design Coordinator (Packaging) Mahle Behr USA Inc. Troy, MI Feb 23, 2016 $80,207
Signal Design Coordinator Illinois Central Railroad Company Homewood, IL Sep 01, 2013 $77,536
Coordinator, Communications, College of Architecture and Design New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ Feb 26, 2016 $75,970
Coordinator, Communications, College of Architecture and Design New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ Aug 06, 2016 $75,970
Design Coordinator (Special Projects) Project Cc LLC Las Vegas, NV May 27, 2009 $75,000
Design & Interactive Coordinator (Digital Media & Comm.) The New York Stem Cell Foundation, Inc. New York, NY Dec 01, 2015 $67,692
Social Design Coordinator Fit Associates LLC Pittsburgh, PA Jun 12, 2016 $66,248
Civil Engineering Design Coordinator Tomar Construction, LLC East Brunswick, NJ Sep 30, 2015 $65,354
Signal Design Coordinator Illinois Central Railroad Company Homewood, IL Sep 01, 2010 $65,000
Signal Design Coordinator Illinois Central Railroad Company Homewood, IL Feb 15, 2010 $65,000
Technical Architectural Design Coordinator Domani Consulting, Inc. Valley Stream, NY Jun 21, 2010 $59,280
Technical Architectural Design Coordinator Domani Consulting, Inc. Valley Stream, NY Jun 10, 2010 $59,280
Healthcare Design Coordinator Stantec Architecture Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 27, 2016 $58,386 -
$60,486
Design Coordinator HDR Architecture, Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 11, 2016 $58,074
Production Design Coordinator NIS America Inc. Santa Ana, CA Mar 26, 2012 $56,888
Production Design Coordinator NIS America Inc. Santa Ana, CA Jan 31, 2015 $56,537
Design Coordinator HDR Architecture, Inc. Pasadena, CA Nov 09, 2016 $56,160
Architectural Design Coordinator DN'a Design & Architecture, Inc. Miami, FL Feb 09, 2010 $56,056
Design Coordinator I Stantec Architecture, Inc. Boston, MA Sep 10, 2015 $45,163
Design Coordinator I Stantec Architecture, Inc. Boston, MA Oct 09, 2015 $45,163
Design Coordinator Textile From Europe, Inc. Edison, NJ Jan 01, 2010 $45,000 -
$55,000
Design Coordinator Victoria Classics Edison, NJ Jan 01, 2010 $45,000 -
$55,000
Design Coordinator Textiles From Europe, Inc. Edison, NJ Jan 01, 2010 $45,000 -
$55,000
Technical Design Coordinator, Women's Rag & Bone Industries LLC New York, NY Jun 18, 2015 $45,000 -
$55,000
Design Coordinator Michael Miller Fabrics, LLC New York, NY Jun 07, 2011 $45,000
Izone Production Design Coordinator Nova Southeastern University, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Oct 01, 2010 $43,595

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Top Skills for A Design Coordinator

  1. CAD
  2. Design Projects
  3. Design Layouts
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Coordinated, updated and distributed architectural CAD designs to accommodate plumbing, mechanical, HVAC and electrical engineers requirements.
  • Managed design projects and facilitated traffic and communications between management and art department for Scholastic s corporate-sponsored in-school educational programs.
  • Proofed graphic design layouts, oversee all film images to merchandise, color, and to the last stage in production.
  • Design Liberty Counsel Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, magazine Layout, Designed and released campaigns over social media.
  • Handled daily budgeting and slotting of Sports section while also designing pages for printed edition and preparing content for company website.

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Design Coordinator Demographics

Gender

Female

50.4%

Male

40.0%

Unknown

9.6%
Ethnicity

White

60.5%

Hispanic or Latino

17.1%

Black or African American

10.1%

Asian

8.5%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

52.9%

French

6.7%

Mandarin

5.9%

Chinese

5.0%

German

4.2%

Cantonese

3.4%

Tagalog

2.5%

Portuguese

2.5%

Arabic

2.5%

Turkish

1.7%

Hindi

1.7%

Korean

1.7%

Filipino

1.7%

Italian

1.7%

Persian

1.7%

Swahili

0.8%

Swedish

0.8%

Hawaiian

0.8%

Bosnian

0.8%

Vietnamese

0.8%
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Design Coordinator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.9%

Fashion Institute of Technology

9.6%

Savannah College of Art and Design

7.7%

University of Houston

7.7%

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

7.0%

University of Florida

5.4%

Kent State University

4.8%

University of Washington

4.8%

Drexel University

4.8%

Parsons the New School for Design

3.8%

West Virginia University

3.8%

New York University

3.5%

Florida State University

3.5%

Florida International University

3.5%

University of North Texas

3.2%

Wentworth Institute of Technology

3.2%

Academy of Art University

3.2%

Arizona State University

3.2%

Texas A&M University

3.2%

International Academy of Design and Technology

3.2%
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Majors

Graphic Design

17.0%

Business

12.9%

Interior Design

11.6%

Drafting And Design

10.1%

Fine Arts

6.1%

Architecture

5.6%

Marketing

5.2%

Communication

5.1%

Psychology

3.2%

Mechanical Engineering

2.7%

Specialized Sales And Merchandising

2.5%

Management

2.5%

Computer Science

2.3%

Design And Visual Communication

2.2%

Photography

1.9%

General Education, Specific Areas

1.9%

English

1.8%

Civil Engineering

1.8%

Journalism

1.8%

Project Management

1.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.9%

Other

18.5%

Associate

14.4%

Masters

12.7%

Certificate

4.0%

Diploma

1.3%

Doctorate

0.7%

License

0.5%
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