Graphic Design (GRAP)

What is Graphic Design? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Sample Resumes UofA Department of Graphic Design

What is Graphic Design?

According to the University of Arkansas, "The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design - often also referred to as visual design, visual communication design or visual communication - will prepare students to be proficient makers and thoughtful problem seekers and solvers in a four-year professional degree program. Students will work seamlessly across a range of media, working to identify appropriate solutions for audience and context. Students will be exposed to a rigorous curriculum covering research, theory, critical thinking, professional practices, conceptual idea-making, all while asking them to formally experiment and refine. The Graphic Design degree focuses on: typography, interactivity, branding and design research, each identified as strongly connected to the design industry, while incorporating the university research initiatives of the University of Arkansas."

Related Careers

Account managementAnimator
Art AppraiserArt Directors
Art TeacherBranding designer
CartoonistCommercial and industrial designers
Digital advertisingEmail marketing designer
Exhibition designerFilm and Video Editor
Fine artistFlash designer/developer
Graphic DesignersIllustrator
Industrial DesignerInformation architect
Interior designLogo designer
Marketing specialistsMobile designer
Multimedia ArtistMultimedia artists/animators
Package designerPhotographer
Presentation specialistPrintmaker
Production designer, theatre/television/filmSales Representative
Technical writerToy Designer
User experience (UX) designerVideo Game Designer
Web Developers

Related Skills

Ability to Learn Digital Design PlatformsAccurate
Adobe AcrobatAdobe Creative Suite
Adobe FlashAdobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesignAdobe Photoshop
Aesthetic SenseAnalytical
Attention to DetailColor Sense
Creative ThinkingCritical Thinking
CSSCustomer Service
Deadline ManagementDecision Making
DesignDesign Strategy
DreamweaverEstablishing Rapport
Estimating CostsExcel
iWork KeynoteLayout
Patience with Customers/StaffPerceptive about Client Needs
Project ManagementProofreading
Storyboard CreationStrategic Thinking
TeamworkTime Management
Verbal CommunicationsVision
Visual CommunicationsVisual Problem Solving
Working CollaborativelyWorking Independently
Written CommunicationsWriting

Job & Internship Search Links

Freelance Graphic Design Jobs

Career Planning Links

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Criminal Justice Careers

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security


Legal Occupations

Police and Detectives

Private Detectives and Investigators

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

Professional Association Links

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)

International Council of Design (ico-D)

Graphic Artists Guild

The Freelancers Union

Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)

Society for News Design (SND)

The Society of Illustrators

Sample Resumes

Graphic Design resume