What are the prospects for Graphic Designers?
What salary am I looking at?
For all of those that have ever wondered what it just might be like on the ‘other’ side, this article seeks to demystify any myths, outdated opinions and general false conceptions and lay down the hard-bare facts about working in the creative industry today.
In general, graphic designers have three work possibilities when it comes to employment: freelance, In-house or agency.
Is it fun being a Graphic Designer?
You may think that life as a Graphic Designer, will involve working 9 till 5, taking client briefs and then working on a sketchy Mac Book or tablet, to only present back work, that the client decides is suitable….
….Well, you are not half wrong but there is a lot more to it than that! Graphic Designers get to be creative, which most people tend to enjoy and because it is a passion for many Graphic Designers, it also fun to share your own ideas to clients.
The graphic design industry is booming and demand is low, meaning skilled Graphic Designers often find work fast and easily. The industry is forecasted to grow through 2019-2020. As more and more companies (High-Tec, start-ups, e-commerce) business will be based online and many more companies will want to sell their products, Graphic Designers will be in high demand.
So what salary am I looking at?
Salaries vary between in-house and agency, since at middle level, a designer can expect to earn £26,000 to £38,000. Salaries for senior graphic designers or creative leads range from £38,000 to £60,000. Freelance work can be lucrative, flexible and projects are varied widely.
Our verdict; Graphic design is a field that allows creativity and a real ability to change someone’s visual perspective. Salaries are better than average and work is readily available.
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