Careers and Employability Service

What can I do with my degree in Graphic Design?

Graphic Design careers

The occupations listed below are a selection of those which may interest Graphic Design students and graduates

Graphic Designer, Freelance and/or Employed

Graphic designers may work freelance and/or employed in dealing with a wide range of projects that include website design, advertising and posters, the designing of books and magazine covers, computer games, exhibition displays, the packaging for products, as well as branding for corporations, organisations, institutions and businesses.
Job profile of a graphic designer from the Prospects website 
Job profile of a graphic designer National Careers Service website
Job profile of a graphic designer from the Target Jobs website
Job profile of a graphic designer from All About Careers
Job profile of a graphic designer from the Total Jobs website

Advertising Art Director

Advertising art directors generate ideas and strategies for advertising campaigns which are delivered through various media outlets.  
Job profile of an advertising art director from the Prospects website 
Job profile of an advertising art director from the National Careers Service website
How to be an art director from the Creative Blog website

Illustrator

Illustrators create images through drawing, photography or digital illustration for a range of different platforms, from story books to advertisements. 
Job profile of an illustrator from the Prospects website 
Job profile of an Illustrator on the Creative & Cultural Skills website

Printmaker

Printmakers design images and transpose them onto different surfaces including paper, glass and plastic.    
Job profile of a printmaker from the Prospects website

UI/UX Designer

UI/UX designers are involved in designing websites, applications and software that can be easily used by people from non-technical backgrounds.
Job profile of a UX designer from the Prospects website

Digital and Advertising Copywriter

Digital and advertising copywriters plan and write content for advertising campaigns. 
Job profile of an advertising copywriter from the Prospects website 
Job profile of a digital copywriter from the Prospects website

Art and Photo Editor

Art and photo editors select, purchase, prepare and alter stock photos (or take photographs themselves) to improve the look of magazines and/or other publications.
Job profile for art editors from the National Careers Service website

Digital Marketing Officer

Digital marketing officers are responsible for marketing campaigns, being in charge of the content for websites, apps, social media, email and e-newsletters to promote brands, products and services.
Job profile for digital marketing officer from the National Careers Service website

 

Please note that some of these careers may require further study.
For further information on these careers, see also:

Many people in graphic design roles are self-employed.

Thank you to Prospects for the content on these pages.

The degree programme pages also include career information

 

Careers and Employability Service - © University of Kent

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7ND, T: +44 (0)1227 764000 ext. 3299

Last Updated: 10/09/2019