Career memes of the week: graphic designer – part 2

16 Sep 2014

This week’s career memes revisit graphic designers, the professionals tasked with creating design solutions with visual impact.

The work of a graphic designer usually begins with a brief from a client, creative director, or account manager, calling upon him or her to create a design for any variety of material, such as ads, books, posters, displays, websites, magazines, product packaging and communications materials.

A graphic designer then develops creative ideas and concepts, and, working to design principles, selects the appropriate style and media to meet the client’s goals.

Skills a graphic designer would possess include creativity, time management, good communication, and up-to-date knowledge of relevant software, such as Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.

Many colleges offer programmes in graphic design, and graphic designers can go to work for studios, companies, and even on a freelance basis.

In Ireland, a graphic designer can expect to earn an average annual salary of €28,215, according to

Graphic designer meme tattoo

Graphic designer meme - please tell me

Graphic designer meme - Nicolas Cage

Keep calm and make the logo bigger

Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic. She came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones.

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