Graphic Artist Job Openings - 7 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,325

    Federal - Senior Graphics Artist
    Accenture

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,325

    Graphic Artist
    Leidos

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,325

    Sr. Graphics Artist
    Raytheon

    Dulles Town Center, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,325

    Federal - Senior Graphics Artist
    Accenture

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,325

    Graphic Artist
    Ricoh Americas Corporation

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,325

    Graphic Artist
    Lockheed Martin

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,325

    NEW
    Graphic-Artist
    Lockheed Martin Corporation

    Herndon, VA

Graphic Artist Jobs

average

$44,325

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

What does a Graphic Artist do

A Graphic Artist develops and creates visual or audio images for product illustrations, logos, and websites. Also called Graphic Designers, they can be specialized in advertising, website design, or multimedia.

how to become a Graphic Artist

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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Real Graphic Artist Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Graphic Artist/Designer (VFX Supervisor) Technicolor Inc. Santa Monica, CA Jan 28, 2011 $210,000
Head Graphic Artist Fox Digital Enterprises, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jan 28, 2016 $146,090
3D Graphic Artist Valve Bellevue, WA Nov 18, 2015 $100,000 -
$170,000
Principal Graphic Artist Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. Las Vegas, NV Jan 03, 2013 $99,143
Senior Graphic Artist Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. Las Vegas, NV Jan 03, 2011 $93,000
Graphic Artist Bloomberg, LP New York, NY Jan 09, 2016 $90,000
Principal Graphic Artist Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. Las Vegas, NV Oct 30, 2013 $89,000
Graphic Artist Buck Design, Inc. New York, NY Feb 01, 2014 $85,000
Graphic Artist ALKI David Productions, Inc. Beverly Hills, CA Mar 11, 2015 $83,200
Graphic Artist Ca-AVRS, Inc. Petaluma, CA Oct 01, 2012 $82,500

Top Skills for a Graphic Artist

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AdobePhotoshopCompanyLogosAdobeIllustratorBrochuresOriginalArtworkGraphicDesignPostersAdobeIndesignNewspaperADSBusinessCardsDigitalPhotographyMACCustomerServiceT-ShirtsQuarkPowerpointLogoDesignHtmlWEBSitePC

Top Graphic Artist Skills

Many of the most in demand skills for graphic artist jobs include:
  1. Adobe Photoshop
  2. Company Logos
  3. Adobe Illustrator
An example of how the top skills appear on a resume would include the following:
  • Utilized design skills using QuarkXPress, Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop in an Apple environment.
  • Designed company logos and brands, brochures, business cards, apparel and web pages.
  • Worked with outside commercial publishers to organize and produce weekly publications using Quark Xpress, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop software.
  • Produced artwork including logos, brochures, printed booklets and graphs for various companies in the Berks County area
  • Worked directly with customers to develop ideas and produce original artwork tailored specifically to their needs.

Html, Original Artwork, Company Logos, Business Cards, Quark, PC, WEB Site, Powerpoint, Posters, T-Shirts, Logo Design, Customer Service, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Newspaper ADS, Brochures, Adobe Illustrator, MAC

Top Graphic Artist Employers

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Top 10 Graphic Artist Employers

Graphic Artist positions seems to be very popular at Whole Foods Market where they currently get hired the most.

The following companies have a high demand for Graphic Artist jobs:
  1. Gannett
  2. Gannett Imaging and Ad Design Center
  3. Carley Corporation
  4. BIC Corporation

Overall, there are 10 companies that have hired for Graphic Artist candidates.

Whole Foods Market, Gannett, Gannett Imaging and Ad Design Center, Carley Corporation, BIC Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Freelancer, GTM Sportswear, Raytheon, E&M Consulting

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