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Being a Graphic Designer in the Modern World

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Graphic Designer Hiring Process

  • Freelance: As a freelancer, you’ll typically stitch together an income through contracting with multiple clients. Before you send out freelance applications, make sure you know how much you’re comfortable with charging for your work, so you have a metric to enter negotiations with.
  • Full-Time: Many companies and independent design firms are constantly hiring full-time in-house graphic designers. Typically you’ll submit a resume, your portfolio, and in some cases, a cover letter. After that, you may be invited back for an in-person interview, and you may have to showcase your skills.

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Graphic Design Portfolio

  • Find the samples that best show your and skill as a graphic designer.
  • For each sample you chose to showcase, write some words on why you chose it, what it was created for, and the process of its creation. Mention if you worked on it with any other p...

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Graphic Designer Job Market: The US

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 266,300 graphic designers employed in the United States in 2016. The rate of employment growth for graphic designers until 2026 is 4 percent.

However, these statistics account only for the United States market, an...

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Graphic Designer Interview Tips

If you’re invited to an in-person interview, it’s important to prepare all your materials ahead of time.

Here are a few tips to nail your graphic design interview:

  • Bring a paper copy of your resume, and if you can, paper copies of some of your d...

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Degrees Needed

Degrees Needed

To become a graphic designer, you don’t necessarily need an undergraduate education. Often, the quality of work in your portfolio and the caliber of the clients you’ve worked with will speak louder than the degrees in graphic design you’ve received. 

However, many peopl...

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