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Working As A Senior Interactive Designer

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

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $101,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Interactive 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 Senior Interactive 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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Senior Interactive Designer Career Paths

Senior Interactive Designer
Art Director Creative Director Marketing Director
Chief Marketing Officer
10 Yearsyrs
Art Director Creative Director
Marketing And Creative Director
6 Yearsyrs
Art Director Design Director Creative Director
Chief Creative Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Senior User Experience Designer
User Experience Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior User Experience Designer User Experience Manager
Director Of User Experience
10 Yearsyrs
Senior User Experience Designer Lead Designer Co-Founder
Digital Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Design Director Director Account Director
Digital Director
9 Yearsyrs
Lead User Experience Designer User Experience Manager Senior Product Manager
Senior Manager Of Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
User Experience Manager Senior Product Manager
Marketing Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Lead User Experience Designer Project Manager Marketing Manager
Marketing Communications Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Principal Designer Design Manager Graphic Design Manager
Creative Services Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Principal Designer Design Manager Creative Services Manager
Creative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Principal Designer Design Manager Studio Manager
Freelance Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Lead Designer Production Manager Product Development Manager
Product Design Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Design Director
Designation Marketing Director
5 Yearsyrs
Lead User Experience Designer
Creative Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Lead Designer Project Manager/Design Manager Graphic Design Manager
Creative Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Co-Founder Digital Marketing Manager Content Strategist
Web Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Senior Designer 4.2 years
Lead Designer 3.2 years
Creative Designer 2.9 years
Marketing Designer 2.5 years
Visual Designer 2.3 years
Lead Web Designer 2.3 years
Digital Designer 2.2 years
Top Careers Before Senior Interactive Designer
Designer 4.9%
Top Careers After Senior Interactive Designer
Consultant 2.4%

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Average Yearly Salary
$101,000
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$69,000
Min 10%
$101,000
Median 50%
$101,000
Median 50%
$101,000
Median 50%
$101,000
Median 50%
$101,000
Median 50%
$101,000
Median 50%
$101,000
Median 50%
$147,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does a Senior Interactive Designer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Interactive Designer in the United States is $101,216 per year or $49 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $69,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $147,000.

Real Senior Interactive Designer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Interaction Designer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Nov 16, 2016 $175,000 -
$191,000
Senior Interaction Designer Meltwater News Us1 Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 26, 2014 $165,000
Senior Interaction Designer Meltwater News Us1 Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 23, 2015 $165,000
Senior Interaction Designer Nokia Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jun 17, 2013 $160,000
Senior Interaction Designer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Nov 08, 2016 $150,175
SR. Mobile Interaction Designer 24/7 Customer, Inc. Campbell, CA Sep 03, 2015 $145,000
Senior Interaction Designer-Operating Systems Engr GRP or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jul 22, 2015 $144,200 -
$164,200
Interaction Designer, Senior Samsung Information Systems America, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 03, 2013 $135,000
Senior Interaction Designer Accenture LLP New York, NY Dec 18, 2013 $134,576
Senior Interaction Designer Choose Energy, Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 05, 2015 $130,000
Interaction Designer, Senior Samsung Information Systems America, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 12, 2014 $130,000
Senior Interaction Designer Choose Energy, Inc. San Francisco, CA May 10, 2015 $130,000
Senior Mobile Interaction Designer Thomson Reuters (Markets) LLC New York, NY Apr 25, 2012 $130,000
Senior Interaction Designer Accenture LLP Los Angeles, CA Aug 09, 2016 $125,000
Interaction Designer, Senior Samsung Information Systems America, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 12, 2014 $108,885
Senior Interaction Designer Frog Design Inc. Austin, TX Oct 01, 2012 $108,150
Interaction Designer, Senior Samsung Research America, Inc. New York, NY Oct 29, 2016 $105,000
Senior Interaction Designer ZIBA Design, Inc. Portland, OR Apr 09, 2016 $105,000
Senior Interactive Designer Apollo Group, Inc. Tempe, AZ Jun 18, 2012 $104,816
Senior Interactive Web Designer Fox News Network, LLC New York, NY Jul 23, 2011 $104,490
Senior Interaction Designer Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Nov 03, 2014 $104,000 -
$120,000
Senior Interaction Designer Motorola Mobility LLC Sunnyvale, CA Aug 20, 2015 $88,962 -
$122,900
Senior Interactive Designer Shopkeep.com Inc. New York, NY Jan 08, 2016 $88,000
SR. Interaction Designer IDEO LP Chicago, IL Jul 22, 2016 $87,000 -
$107,000
Senior Interaction Designer Huge, LLC New York, NY Jan 20, 2011 $85,000 -
$100,000
Senior Interaction Designer Eventbrite, LLC San Francisco, CA Jan 04, 2011 $85,000 -
$120,000
SR. Interaction Designer IDEO LP San Francisco, CA Dec 13, 2016 $84,000 -
$104,000
Senior Interaction Designer IDEO LP Chicago, IL Dec 01, 2014 $83,740

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Top Skills for A Senior Interactive Designer

  1. Company Website
  2. User Interface
  3. Visual Design
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Designed and maintained overall aesthetics of company website.
  • Designed user interface graphics and edited video footage for digital signage, kiosks and various promotional presentations.
  • Collaborate closely with visual design, development and clients to ensure delightful end-user experiences.
  • Used Illustrator, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, JavaScript, wire frames and flow diagrams to create interfaces.
  • Redesigned princess.com for its first online booking capabilities.

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Top 10 Best States for Senior Interactive Designers

  1. Washington
  2. California
  3. Virginia
  4. Texas
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Colorado
  8. Georgia
  9. District of Columbia
  10. North Carolina
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Senior Interactive Designer Demographics

Gender

Male

66.1%

Female

23.4%

Unknown

10.5%
Ethnicity

White

56.5%

Asian

15.6%

Hispanic or Latino

14.5%

Black or African American

9.7%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.9%

French

21.4%

Cantonese

7.1%

Japanese

7.1%

Hindi

7.1%

Korean

7.1%

Italian

7.1%
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Senior Interactive Designer Education

Schools

University of California - San Diego

7.6%

Rhode Island School of Design

7.6%

School of Visual Arts

6.9%

Academy of Art University

5.6%

New York University

5.6%

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

5.6%

San Jose State University

4.9%

University of Washington

4.9%

DePaul University

4.9%

University of California - Berkeley

4.9%

Savannah College of Art and Design

4.9%

Columbus College of Art and Design

4.9%

Carnegie Mellon University

4.9%

San Francisco State University

4.9%

Full Sail University

4.2%

Art Center College of Design

4.2%

Emerson College

3.5%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

3.5%

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

3.5%

Michigan State University

3.5%
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Majors

Graphic Design

34.2%

Fine Arts

11.4%

Design And Visual Communication

7.3%

Computer Applications

6.7%

Computer Science

4.7%

Human Computer Interaction

4.5%

Communication

3.9%

Business

3.7%

Photography

3.5%

Visual And Performing Arts

2.4%

Animation

2.4%

Marketing

2.4%

Advertising

2.4%

Digital Media

2.2%

Computer Information Systems

1.8%

Entertainment Business

1.6%

Psychology

1.4%

Education

1.2%

Drafting And Design

1.0%

Journalism

1.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

53.4%

Masters

19.7%

Other

16.0%

Associate

6.0%

Certificate

3.2%

Diploma

1.0%

Doctorate

0.6%
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