Graphic Designers and Illustrating Artists

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+12.27%
 

What do Graphic Designers and Illustrating Artists do?

Graphic designers conceptualize and produce graphic art and visual materials to effectively communicate information. Illustrators conceptualize and create illustrations to represent information through images.

How to become: Graphic Designers and Illustrating Artists

You must have a high school diploma and creative ability as demonstrated by a portfolio of your work.

You usually need a university degree in visual arts with a specialization in graphic design, commercial art, graphic communications or cartooning, or a college/other program in graphic arts. As an illustrator, you may also need additional training in your area of specialization.

You may need experience or training in multimedia design at a college/post-secondary or technical institution.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a manager or senior designer.

Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma, and almost 1 in 4 has an undergraduate university degree.

Where to study for a career as: Graphic Designers and Illustrating Artists

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Graphic Design Diploma; Advanced
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Graphic Design Diploma; Online; Advanced
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Bow Valley College
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Foundation in Entertainment Arts Certificate
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Graphic Design Diploma; Advanced
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Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Graphic Design Diploma; Advanced
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Modified on April 07, 2022

How much do Graphic Designers and Illustrating Artists make?

Low:
$37,440
Average:
$57,138
High:
$90,126

Job openings for Graphic Designers and Illustrating Artists

Job Seekers:
23,600
Job Openings:
21,600