Good News for Graphic Designers

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Recent Article from Yahoo:

Six Virtual Jobs With Big Paychecks

“Career #4: Graphic Designer

annual salaries of graphic designers

The simplest explanation for what a graphic designer does is to say they make things look good, while getting paid well for doing it. And because they work mainly on computers, these ladies and gents don’t need to be anywhere near their co-workers or an office to do their jobs.

And what does this job entail? It might include developing the layout for a Web screen, which involves advising clients on strategies, creating images, and developing graphics with computer software, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Working Virtually: “Like a software developer, a graphic designer can create solutions for clients in the comfort of his or her own home directly from their computer,” notes Elizaga.

Sutton Fell agrees: “Because graphic designers heavily use computer software, such as Illustrator, Photoshop, and Quark, it’s easy for them to telecommute and still effectively do their job.”

To successfully telecommute as a graphic designer, she says that you should be comfortable collaborating and receiving feedback online, as well as sticking to and communicating timelines.

Education Options: Graphic designers are usually required to have a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field, according to the Department of Labor. However, people who hold a bachelor’s degree in another field may pursue technical training in graphic design to meet most hiring qualifications.