Graphic design managers are creative and artistic by nature. Their main purpose is to manage the graphics and design teams and/or departments. They get to apply the artistic nature of theirs in a corporate environment.
Some of the responsibilities and duties that they execute in this capacity include developing various design strategies, managing the design team, collaborating with the product and marketing team to gain more insight, presenting further design ideas and improving current designs and graphics, and evaluating design performance of the team or juniors. Essential skills required to be successful at this position are artistic innovation, conflict management, leadership, interpersonal, and communication.
To successfully qualify for this position, employers usually require a master's degree in graphic design, visual arts, or similar field. Moreover, prior work experience in a related position will be advantageous. The average hourly pay for the position is $30.27, which amounts to over $63,000 annually. The career is also projected to see growth in the near future.