Graphic Design

Job Description

Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and reports.

Careers Ladder


To work as a Graphic Designer in Australia, a qualification specialising in graphic design is usually required.

Undertake a formal qualification in graphic design. This may be a Diploma of Graphic Design or a Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design).


  • Adaptability
  • Communicator
  • Creative
  • Imaginative
  • Independent
  • Inquisitive
  • Meticulous
  • Persuasive
  • Receptive
  • Resourceful
  • Team Player
  • Thorough

Key Skills

  • Artistic ability
  • Computer skills
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • An understanding of the latest trends and their role within a commercial environment

Future Prospects

Experienced graphic designers may advance to;

  • Chief designer
  • Art director
  • Other supervisory positions