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Working As A Marketing Designer

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

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $51,603

    Average Salary

What Does A Marketing Designer 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 Marketing Designer

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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Average Length of Employment
Graphic Designer 3.1 years
Creative Designer 3.0 years
Media Designer 2.6 years
Freelance Designer 2.6 years
Digital Designer 2.3 years
Marketing Designer 2.0 years
Top Careers Before Marketing Designer
Designer 6.7%
Internship 6.7%
Volunteer 2.6%
Top Careers After Marketing Designer
Designer 6.7%
Owner 3.9%

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Marketing Designer Demographics

Gender

Female

52.4%

Male

45.1%

Unknown

2.5%
Ethnicity

White

60.4%

Hispanic or Latino

16.4%

Black or African American

9.9%

Asian

9.5%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

54.0%

Chinese

12.0%

French

10.0%

Mandarin

8.0%

Korean

4.0%

Portuguese

2.0%

Finnish

2.0%

German

2.0%

Cantonese

2.0%

Polish

2.0%

Italian

2.0%
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Marketing Designer Education

Schools

Savannah College of Art and Design

15.9%

Academy of Art University

8.7%

Kansas State University

4.8%

School of Visual Arts

4.8%

Columbia College Chicago

4.8%

Rochester Institute of Technology

4.8%

San Diego State University

4.8%

San Jose State University

4.8%

Full Sail University

4.8%

Ball State University

4.8%

University of North Texas

4.0%

Michigan State University

4.0%

Virginia Commonwealth University

4.0%

Parsons the New School for Design

4.0%

University of Connecticut

4.0%

Fashion Institute of Technology

4.0%

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

4.0%

Syracuse University

3.2%

Mesa Community College - Boswell

3.2%

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

3.2%
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Majors

Graphic Design

31.7%

Business

9.2%

Marketing

9.0%

Fine Arts

7.4%

Design And Visual Communication

6.7%

Communication

6.1%

Computer Applications

3.9%

English

3.1%

Photography

3.0%

Advertising

2.5%

Public Relations

2.3%

Computer Science

2.1%

Interior Design

2.0%

Psychology

2.0%

Management

1.8%

Digital Media

1.6%

Writing

1.6%

Journalism

1.6%

Entertainment Business

1.1%

Drafting And Design

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

57.6%

Other

15.9%

Masters

12.5%

Associate

9.1%

Certificate

4.2%

Doctorate

0.5%

Diploma

0.2%
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Real Marketing Designer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Marketing Designer Linkedin, Corp. Mountain View, CA Oct 19, 2009 $92,000
Marketing Designer Eventbrite, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 25, 2015 $90,000
Marketing Communications Designer The Brooklyn Hospital Center New York, NY Feb 01, 2010 $85,000
Marketing Designer Adaptly, Inc. New York, NY Dec 08, 2014 $85,000
Marketing Designer Chatid, Inc. New York, NY Sep 01, 2015 $79,000
Marketing Designer Telenav, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Oct 01, 2015 $75,000 -
$100,000
Marketing Designer Seatgeek, Inc. New York, NY Mar 16, 2015 $75,000
Marketing Designer Eventbrite, Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 07, 2013 $75,000
Marketing Designer Bkstg Inc. New York, NY Sep 20, 2016 $65,000
Marketing Communications Designer Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP Seattle, WA Jan 21, 2010 $60,362 -
$70,000
Digital Marketing Designer Kairos Technologies, Inc. Irving, TX Sep 11, 2014 $60,000
Marketing Designer Chartbeat, Inc. New York, NY Oct 09, 2016 $52,000 -
$72,000
Designer, Marketing Communications Efacec ACS Inc. (Formerly Advanced Control Systems Norcross, GA Sep 11, 2013 $51,818
Marketing Communications Designer BMM North America Inc. Las Vegas, NV Sep 18, 2016 $50,000
Multimedia Marketing & Communications Design Crdn. M&G Polymers USA LLC Houston, TX Sep 16, 2016 $49,733 -
$65,000
Marketing Designer CTE Watch Company Fort Lauderdale, FL Jun 15, 2010 $49,150
Marketing Communication Designer BMM North America Inc. Las Vegas, NV Sep 18, 2014 $46,000
Marketing Designer Nanhu Travel (Us) Inc. Pasadena, CA Mar 15, 2015 $45,600
Digital Web Marketing Designer Don Mega LLC Englewood Cliffs, NJ Jan 10, 2016 $38,651
Marketing Designer The Law Offices of Ronny BUNI, A Professional Corp New York, NY Feb 02, 2012 $38,610
Marketing Designer The Korea Central Daily News, Inc. Islandia, NY Sep 01, 2014 $38,526
Designer, Marketing Communications Advanced Control Systems Inc. Norcross, GA Sep 10, 2010 $37,700
Advertising and Marketing Designer Primal Fitness, Inc. Washington, DC Oct 01, 2009 $37,566
Marketing Designer PEK-TEK Industries Inc. Houston, TX Sep 14, 2016 $37,024

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Top Skills for A Marketing Designer

  1. Company Website
  2. Adobe Photoshop
  3. Web Design
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  • Develop intriguing content and imagery to manipulate and regularly maintain company website.
  • Designed and created marketing materials for the company using Macromedia Fireworks MX and Adobe Photoshop8.0.
  • Created integrated print and web design packages, including e-mail marketing and interactive web advertisements.
  • Created and implemented multiple successful email campaigns.
  • Designed marketing material for regional billboards, national magazine publications, newspapers and community brochures for the Charlotte and Raleigh market.

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