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 become a graphic designer you usually have to complete a VET qualification. Applicants may be required to attend an interview and/or submit a folio of work. A qualification specialising in graphic design is usually required.

Consider 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