Graphic Designers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+2.6% (slower than the average)


What Graphic Designers Do

Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Other Job Titles Graphic Designers May Have

Artist, Designer, Graphic Artist, Graphic Designer

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Founder ,

Swiss Miss

In addition to my design blog swissmiss, I also run four “side-projects gone businesses”; a collaborative co-working space called Studiomates, a global, monthly lecture series called CreativeMornings, TeuxDeux the simple to-do app and Tattly, a design-y temporary tattoo shop. Due to the number of businesses I run, I have lost track of how many emails I receive daily and try to keep up. I have weekly team meetings to keep everyone on track. I read a lot.

Founder/CEO ,


I spend most of my time building online tools for artists to share and monetize their work.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.
  • Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design.
  • Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts, based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
  • Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and Web sites.
  • Use computer software to generate new images.

This page includes information from theO*NET 26.1 Databaseby the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under theCC BY 4.0license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.