Graphic designing is a profession in which you have to communicate with the end user making the most of your presentation skills. You may find it confusing when you will read the words ‘presentation skills’. But understand the most important fact that, it plays a key role in promoting an idea or a product, instructing something etc. This field is getting closely associated with many challenging fields such as front end development, animation, e-learning etc. It has grown a lot from print media to paperless, e-media.
Anyone will understand from the glimpses written above that it is a highly paying profession. So if one wants to pursue a career in this field excellent hand on the tools is a must.
The qualifications and skill set required for the position of a graphic designer is Degree in fine arts. The tool knowledge such as Quark X press, In Design, Photo shop, Illustrator Photo shop, Flash, Fireworks Dream weaver etc. are the required skill sets depending upon in which media you want to excel; such as print industry, film media, software media etc. The one who has acquired adobe certification related to particular domain of graphic designing can also pursue a career in in this field.
The graphic designer salary depend upon your experience level and type of industry you are working. The Desk top publisher may get less salary and the person who is working as a graphic visualizer, Sr. Graphic head etc. gets a fair salary. The art director or senior person in this field can bag a six fig. salary for sure.
The salary structure varies from country to country. Let’s have a look at some of the representative figures: A person having 2 years experience gets salary up to Rs. 20,000/- (Indian Currency) A person having 2 to 10 years experience in this field of e-learning can bag the salary in the range Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 95,000 (Indian Currency). A freelancer can earn well in this profession.
As most of the sectors are moving towards paperless offices, it put the graphic designers in a bit worry. But as the new and demanding fields are coming up, it is becoming more beneficial to them. The dimensions of this field are reaching the horizons and the graphic designer salaries demonstrate the same.