After completing Class 10 all subjects as per scheme of studies and Class 11-12 Commerce and Mathematics along with any other subject as per scheme of studies/ Class 11-12 Commerce, Mathematics and Computer along with any other subject as per scheme of studies, you can go for a Bachelor degree or Associate level programs in Animation and Graphic Design, Visual Communication Design, Computer Applications, Computer Science or related disciplines.
As a Graphic Designer, you will be engaged with one or more of the following roles and responsibilities: -
As a Graphic Designer, you will be conceptualizing, designing, building and developing graphical and visual content for various types of mass media such as the Internet (for Websites, social media, games, and emails), television (for commercials, video games, films, shows) or also for product packaging graphics (like the labelling & logos of the products you buy). Graphical and visual content includes illustrations, diagrams, graphs, animation, motion graphics, charts, info-graphics, GIFs, special effects (2D and 3D) etc.
Graphic Designers are artists who create visual designs for both print & electronic media, such as magazines, calendars, television programs, product illustrations, video games or Websites. They create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inform and inspire consumers. You will be designing rough layouts of art and producing prototypes / mock-ups (test samples) before the final content. You will have to gather appropriately adequate well-researched materials that you can use to design your artwork after determining factors like size, type, colour palette, style and aesthetics
One of the first roles you can work as is that of an intern at a firm or independently.
You can probably begin your career at an ad agency, design firm or any other creative organisation as a junior designer. Here, you would probably execute your senior’s ideas and offer your own ideas in brainstorms. If your ideas are good, you might just get to bring them to life as well. At this stage, you should learn all you can from your senior designers and other team members.
Once you gain enough experience, you will be promoted to senior designer. You will then get to attend client’s meets, present your ideas to the client and either design them yourself or get a junior designer to execute your ideas.
Once you’ve have worked for around 8-10 years, you could become an Art Director or Creative director. You’ll have a large team of senior designers under you. You will handle all the big projects, or choose the ones you want to work on and delegate the rest to your team members. You will also have a say in the kind of clients that come in, the overall design quality of your job and the brand image of your organisation.
You could also choose to freelance after working at an organisation for a couple of years. Yow should be able to network well and find interesting projects if you wish to become a freelancer. You can also start your own design agency and offer exclusive designs services to clients.
Salaries increase with your work experience and as you get promoted.