Digital Designers

Digital designers use computers tools and software to create artwork, designs, interactive online content, e-books, digital advertisements, and Web sites for corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. They manipulate different typefaces, font sizes, colors, images, and drawings for use in Web pages, multimedia, and interactive media.

Some digital designers specialize in a particular format or use. Internet advertising designers use animation, sound, and text to create advertisements for Web sites and other digital venues. Interface designers create icons, menus, and other interactive features for Web sites with the goal of easy customer interface with the particular site. Flash designers create interactive online content such as games, advertisements, introductions, and other Internet applications for Web sites. Game designers create computer and video games. Digital designers may also be known as graphic artists, graphic designers, and multimedia designers. There are approximately 194,360 graphic designers (including those who specialize in digital design) in the United States.


Quick Facts
Duties Use computer software and tools to create artwork, designs, interactive online content, e-books, digital advertisements, and Web sites for corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies
Alternate Title(s) Flash Designers, Flash Developers, Game Designers, Graphic Designers, Interface Designers, Internet Advertising Designers, Multimedia Designers
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • English
Experience One or two years' experience in traditional graphic design, plus one to two years’ experience in digital design
Skills
  • Digital Media
  • Drawing/Design
  • Interpersonal
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Art Director or Producer or Professor
  • Chief Digital Designer or Department Head
  • Digital Designer
  • Graphic Arts Technician or Assistant

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