Searching for graphic design jobs? Then let us guide you through some of the requirements for the role, and also what you can expect from a graphic design job.
Graphic design is a varied and rewarding sector to work in, so it's no surprise it's one of the most popular design jobs.
What You Need
Whether you're an experienced graphic designer, or this will be your first design job, you should always be prepared to show a portfolio of your work. If you have worked in the sector before then you can show examples from your current and previous companies, and if not, you should showcase your work from university if applicable, or any personal projects.
What will also always be required is a good knowledge of key graphic design software packages - the most common being the Adobe Creative Suite. Macs are also usually the hardware of choice for designers, so familiarity with them will definitely be beneficial.
Graphic design jobs can be very varied. Some are online-based, where you will design material such as:
social media adverts
Others are offline-focused, where you may be designing:
point of sale material
Experience in the area of the role you are applying to will always be beneficial - though often not necessary, especially for junior graphic design jobs. It is far more important to prove your creative flair, in whatever medium you can!
What You Can Expect
The salary of a graphic designer can be anything from £20,000 to £40,000 - depending on the seniority level and the size of the company. The middle of this range - £25k - £30k is the most common salary band.
Graphic design jobs are not without their challenges, and tight deadlines and difficult briefs are likely to be among the ones you face. But. if you're hard-working, efficient, and with good communication skills to liaise about projects, then you'll have what it takes to succeed.
Working in graphic design is very rewarding, as you are responsible for how the brand you work for is portrayed. Seeing your work in print or online is always a satisfying moment! It's also ever-changing as new developments take place - for example the move to mobile responsive web content has opened up a whole new world of graphic design challenges and opportunities.
Take a look below at all the graphic design jobs we currently have available on our site. If you still can't find the one for you, make sure you set up email alerts, so you're the first to know about new jobs added to our site. Good luck with your job search!
Digital DesignerChester, Cheshire23-24kAn exciting opportunity to join a €Billion global business in an exciting creative design role working with a portfolio of the world's most prestigious brands.Key Skills:Must have HTML5 proficiencyWebsite / e-mail design skillsIdeally 2 years post graduate experience in creative roleThe Role:Creation of responsive e-mails, web content, and social media cam...
We're working for a charitable organisation who are looking for a talented hard working individual who is creative and conceptual. This non-profit organisation works across the globe to provide help in hard to reach places. Working here is rewarding and interesting and not one day will be the same!
- Design multimedia layouts, marketing collateral, design for digital (social a...
Your new company An independent publishing who are market leaders in their field; they produce a range of weekly, bi-weekly and monthly publications for distribution around London. Copies are delivered to B2B and B2C audiences. Whilst their main focus at present is printed publications their next venture is moving into the online space and this role could develop into this field. Your new rol...
Senior In-House Designer - Leading Legal Firm £33,000 - £42,000 - London If you are motivated about using graphic design programmes and creating bespoke designs, then this will be the opportunity that you have been looking for. In this exciting role for a leading legal firm, you will promote the profile of the firm through the design and implementation of graphic design materials. You will pr...
We are working with an e-commerce insurance company in the search for an eager, switched on and confident Designer. This rapidly growing company provides insurance across retail and technology sectors and innovative solutions for their clients. If you have the ability to work in a fast paced environment with an energetic team this is for you.
- Producing advertisements acro...
Graphic Designer – HQ Newcastle
There has never been a more exciting time to be part of Lookers. We have recently been voted one of the UK’s Top Employers and looking after both our people and our customers is at the heart of everything we do.
As a continually thriving and growing business we are now looking for a talented Graphic Designer to join us within our Marketing...
Are you looking to join a growing design team where you will play an integral part in creating global campaigns with loads of career growth? If so then this could be for you.Graphic Design Assistant - Technology - £25,000-£30,000 - HampshireTHE COMPANYLocated in Farnborough our client is a global leader in security technology for everything from rail through to aviation and even space travel. T...
My client is an events specialist and they currently have a vacancy for a Senior Graphic Design Manager, working collaboratively with the integrated service teams, clients and third party suppliers to direct the creative output, from concept generation through to design completion. The Snr. Graphic Design Manager will drive the development of high-level concepts for all event and communications...