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Graphic Design Career Development

Careers in Graphic Design
Our graduates from the graphic design program can find work in galleries, museums, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, or opt to continue their educational training in graduate school after which they can teach at the collegiate level or pursue a living as a free-lance designer.

These designers can find jobs as:

  • printed communication designers
  • publication designers
  • typographers
  • visual identity designers
  • computer interface designers
  • promotional designers
  • advertising designers
  • audio-visual graphics designers
  • product graphics designers
  • package designers
  • point of purchase designers
  • exhibit designers
  • broadcast designers
  • environmental designers
  • wayfinding designers


Some organizations that typically employ graphic design majors include:

  • design firms
  • advertising firms
  • hospitals
  • educational institutions
  • museums and galleries
  • publishing companies


Design Resources & Job Postings


Career Planning Links

  • Career Alternatives for Art Majors 
  • Creative Group
  • Professional Specialty Occupations (Occupational Outlook Handbook) (includes designers, photographers, and visual artists)


Professional Association Links