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244 W. Fifth Ave.
New York, NY
Internship Type: Virtual
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid
DescriptionYour graphic design job description will likely include the following kinds of tasks:
• Brainstorming and mocking up design ideas
• Creating logos, stationary designs, and print work.
• Mockup website designs
• UI/UX designs to present to clients
RequirementsArtistic Sensibility – In the last few decades, computer software and technology have drastically changed the graphic design industry. Even so, there is no substitute for artistic sensibility. Knowledge about design elements, such as color and composition, is vital for graphic designers.
Technical Skill – A graphic design job requires the technical skills to use design software programs such as Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator. You may learn other specific software in graphic design school; however, a general interest in computers and an aptitude for learning new technology will be necessary.
Communication Ability – Sometimes known as visual communication, graphic design requires the ability to effectively present ideas both verbally and visually. You'll need to be able to sell your ideas to clients and work with them to achieve the end product they want.
Organization – Graphic designers need to be organized in order to meet deadlines and stay within a budget. General business skills will come in handy, since many graphic designers work on a freelance or contract basis.
Problem Solving Ability – Choosing just the right fonts, colors and lines to create a balanced composition, while simultaneously conveying meaning, is complicated. In order to succeed in a graphic design job, you'll need to have strong problem solving skills and love a good challenge.