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Why to be a graphic designer?

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High Demand

The biggest benefit of being a graphic designer is that you have the liberty to express your imagination and creativity to the fullest. Whatever you imagine and visualize can be put in the form of display for others to appreciate, admire and even criticize.

Learning new techniques and skills

Being in the designing industry there are plenty of new skills and techniques that you can learn. Different projects require different approaches and this gives you an opportunity to explore new methods and learn something new every day.

Express your creativity and getting paid for it

Graphic designers create visual communications seen every day. They develop entertainment, advertisements, news and features in all forms, including print publications (magazines, newspapers, brochures) and digital media (games, television, website, social platforms, apps). You can find employment in any industry. Almost every company needs to promote their brand. This means, they will need a logo, brand guidelines and many important visual materials to support it. There is plenty of opportunity to work for clients across a wide variety of industries.

Different career paths

Graphic designers can specialize in a certain type of design: typography, web design, illustration, user experience design, app design, magazine editor etc. You can choose one direction to focus on and enhance in that specific area. A specialization will make you an in-demand team member or freelance; however, also keep in mind that if you’re skilled in a variety of these skills, you’ll also be in demand because of your versatility. 

Compensation

According to WorkBC, the annual provincial median salary of a graphic designer is $50, 960 CAD. Graphic designers is a high opportunity occupation in BC. The next 10 year expected job openings is 4,720 and 1.8% employment growth rate.

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