What exactly does a graphic designer do?

I've been told that I should try graphic design in college (I'm a junior in high school now) & as a career. But, what does a graphic designer do? What kinds of jobs would one who majors in graphic design in college have after graduating? What classes should I take now to prepare to major in it in college if it's something I want to do? Thanks in advance! =) P.S. - If you think I'll get better answers in another category (Y!A suggested this one and the Visual Arts category), please let me know. Thanks!

Asked By: ♥ Dani - 2/12/2008
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Go to and look at their information on design education and design careers. AIGA is the professional organization for graphic design and so you know you are getting solid information there... More
Answered By: szivesen - 2/12/2008
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they make loads of money,if they work for the right people. mostly they design anything from ads to pictures for anything really.a lot of the time they use photoshop,so getting skills in that would be a good idea.
Answered By: justinebbyx - 2/12/2008
Web Design, Artwork using computer graphic programs, flyer design, poster design, magazine layouts, book layouts, ad design etc. It's cool!
Answered By: Lacroix - 2/12/2008
a graphic designer is some one who creates commercials and all the animation that goes along with that they have to know alot about computers and understand alot of there systems and you have to have a want to drawl it is not easy being a graffic no way no how for examples cartoonists are graphic designers you would... More
Answered By: angie - 2/12/2008
I am in an Information Technology program for Graphic Designers in high school. It's my school's specialty program. We design billboards, cd covers, marketing campaigns, dvd covers, posters, comic strips, t-shirts, logos...etc much of it has to do with advertising. Being familiar with computers is pretty much essential... More
Answered By: Kris - 2/12/2008
A graphic designer does graphics in many different areas. You could work for an ad agency, you could work in a print production department, or an art department of a company. You could design Websites. You could specialize in illustrations, abstract, it all depends. There are many jobs. You would first have to decide... More
Answered By: Camille J - 2/12/2008
Do you like advertising designing or airbrushing i went to the art institute of ft.lauderdale they have a lot of thing there to get into for starting a business
Answered By: Old-Timer - 2/12/2008
Graphic Designers design ad's, brochures, commercials, do photo editing, etc.... Its a fun field to be in. I would recommend taking art, computer and graphic design classes and become familiar with the Adobe software such as Adobe Photoshop, In Design, etc... More
Answered By: disney_fan201 - 2/12/2008
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