Graphic designing is the form of visual communication. It makes impeccable use of words, ideas and images to present the information in a more discreet way. The graphic designer is a person who solves various problems which are associated with visual communication. In the past few years, there has been a growth in the media sector and due to which abundant opportunities are available across various sectors.
Eligibility to become a designer
To find a graphic designer job, a candidate needs to pursue a graphic design course in India. There are various institutions in India which are offering designing courses and the tenure of the course is 3 years. Also, there is a one year diploma course in visual communication. These courses allow budding designers to develop & design technical skills, so that they can build an enticing portfolio of their work. To make your career in this field, one should have a deep interest in designing.
Some of the top colleges which are providing graphic education are-
There is no paucity of good institutions in India from where you can study designing.
Below is the list of some of the top colleges offering courses in India-
1= Industrial Design Centre IIT, Bombay
2= National Institute of Design, Gujarat+
3= Department of Design, Guwahati
4= The National Association of Schools of Art and Design
5= Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune
6= Frameboxx Animation and Visual Effects, Mumbai
The course may include-
3= Advanced graphic design
4= Computer-assisted design
5= Digital media
Future of graphic designing
With the spurt in the technological advancement, there has been a complete transition in this sector. It has now become a promising career also. There are different profiles which exist in the graphic designing job, like creative directors, art workers, etc.
Moreover, graphic designers enjoy huge opportunities in various other fields like advertising, electronic media, marketing firms, exhibitions, etc. You can also work with reputable magazines as a layout editor.
There are aplenty graphic designer jobs exist in the market for those who are interested in this sector. Some of the job profiles exist in the sector are-
1= Creative directors/Art Director
2= Layout artist
3= Brand identity designer
4= Logo Designer
5= Flash Designers
7= Multimedia Designer
8= Web Designer
9= Prepress Technician
Graphic designing is the highly creative sector. Your creative skills prove to be an asset for your employer. If you are highly creative, then from a junior designer, you can easily reach to the other high positions, like creative director.
If you want to build a career in the designing field, then it is important to possess below skills-
1= Visual problem solving
3= Able to work under pressure
4= Attention to detail
6= Written Communications
8= Good understanding of different softwares like Photoshop, acrobat, Illustrator, etc.
Due to the high growth in the sectors of television, entertainment, video gaming, etc; this field has become a popular career choice. Further, teaching is the other area where you can build your career. You can start teaching at a good designing institute and earn lucrative package. The opportunities exist in the government sector also. You can work in the department of audio-visual. There is no dearth of freelance jobs for experienced professionals. You can even set up your own business. Interactive and multimedia graphics are the other areas for competent designers with impeccable skills.
How much can you expect to earn?
According to the market reports, the salary package of a graphic designer could range somewhere between Rs 20,000-25,000/month. After gaining some experience and skills, you can even earn Rs 40,000-50,000/month.
Author: Reenaa Dhiman