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Graphic Designers

A position in the designers and illustrators industry usually requires potential employees to have at least 2-4 or more years of design experience, the reason is because immediate results are usually expected. Only a few businesses are willing to train new recruits. Increasingly graphic designers are required to obtain a university degree to get employment. However this approach does not always provide employers with the best people for the job as university training can sometimes stereotype the creativity of many who do a degree, thus the creativity required in the industry will take a little time to surface again. If you are looking for new ideas and a fresh approach you may want to look at a wider selection of people in the industry.

The areas of graphic design expertise can vary and include product labels, web site design, trade marks, logos, stationery, brochures, business and card designs just to name a few. Creative development and the implementation of visual communications and graphic design in industry is usually the responsibility of the graphic designer. The graphic designer is responsible for the creative concepts, layout, revision, and preparation of the final approval design work. Designers can also work collectively with other creative services team members in their employment, to create artwork usually to support the marketing, sales or company initiatives.

Graphic designers can specialize in a number of areas for example; computer graphics, television and film, illustration, exhibition design, corporate design, book and magazine design or advertising. They can progress to positions like art directors, design directors or even creative directors.

Graphic designers can be required to supervise all design production. They should have good verbal communication skills to be able to communicate with clients to obtain an understanding of client's concept requirements for the develop of design roughs or sketches. They may also be required to prepare layouts of a design using computer-generated imagery, photography and practical illustrations; also giving these type of designs to clients for their provisional or final approval. Ultimately the job entails preparing designs for print or web site production, or they could design and set up exhibitions for advertising or for educational purposes.

Resources for this project; Animation worksheet, Logo worksheet, Graphic design worksheet. Can be found in workbook "Classroom fillers"

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View some graphic design web sites.

Jessica Griggs

Jessica Griggs provides people all over the world with eye catching illustrations, graphics, drawings and paintings. She offers businesses strategic visual communications and branding designs to distinguish their industry in a challenging market place. We are proud to support her work, some of which is displayed around this web-site, she provides a great service and endeavours to supply the best possible original graphics and illustrations required by those who request her professional assistance.

Graphic Design and illustration services include:

  • Product branding designs
  • Brochure designs
  • Digital presentations
  • Logo design
  • Digital photography

SIMPLE I.D. Simple I.D. is a design company that provides strategic communications and brand design to a variety of industries.
They pride themselves in their ability to provide a superior level of graphic design services. Their designers can assist you with a complete brand design in multiple mediums, or a single communications project as required.
Graphic Design services include:
  • Logo design
  • Corporate Identity & stationery
  • Brochure design
  • Product branding and packaging
  • Presentation folders
  • Annual reports
  • Content creation – Slogan, Digital photography
  • Digital presentations
  • Supportive printing services

GIRLING DESIGN For corporate businesses who want a highly creative edge, Girling Design is a full service graphic design agency. Here you always get senior designers and a talented associate network. Our creative specialists are at the top of their fields, unlike large agencies who can offer junior designers together with massive overheads.

Identity graphic design and corporate logo brand development, copy writing, stationery, photography, illustration, web development, hosting, catalogue design, brochure design, document layout, posters, environmental graphics and press & internet advertising.

DESIGN CITY The aim of Design City is simple, to create designs that highlight the positives of a client’s business and produce quality results. Strategic thinking, talented designers, personal attention, competitive prices, creative design solutions and happy clients - discover the Design City difference.
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(by Ingrid Griggs)

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