Merging ever-expansive new technologies into our lives in a way that serves us, rather than frustrate us, is one of the great design challenges of our time.
Studying Digital Design is a great way to gain the skills needed to gain a job in the design industry, but what cool jobs can you get?
Digital Designers often work for advertising agencies, graphic design houses, commercial art studios, computer game developers, retail stores, book / e-book and newspaper publishers, and marketing and public relations firms. Take a peek at some cool roles that you could end up in after studying Digital Design…
Advertising Art Director
Advertising art directors, often known as 'creatives', produce innovative ideas for the visual elements of advertising campaigns in all kinds of media, including:
• cinema and television;
• internet (digital/viral marketing);
• Print and Press
Human centred designers put people first and involve them in every step of the process; they approach the design process with a mindset of empathy, collaboration, optimism and experimentation. In other words, they put themselves in the shoes of the people they’re designing for; they work with all parties involved to find the best solution; they believe that they can make real impact; they are not afraid to take risks and learn by doing.
Human centred design teams work on a wide range of projects; they are not limited to a specific field or medium or output. The nature of the process that they follow allows them to be adaptable and agile, easily moving between different projects and working with professionals from various fields. The teams themselves are usually made up of people from diverse backgrounds– psychology, social sciences, behavioural design, visual design, experience design, engineering, etc… One thing’s for sure, it never gets boring in the design studio. There’re always new ideas to explore and interesting topics to discuss
Web designers plan, create and sometimes code internet sites and web pages, many of which combine text with sounds, pictures, graphics and video clips. Web designers have to concentrate heavily on how the website works from a user’s perspective, both visually and functionally.
Software quality assurance testers
Software testers design test plans, scenarios, scripts or procedures and identify, analyse and document problems with program function, output, online screen or content. They often also participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, designs, schedules or potential complications.
It’s hard to believe that some people can make a full time living solely through logo design but it does in fact happen. It’s more typical for a company to provide a full range of marketing, advertising, or branding services, but logo specialists are on the rise and are quite a talented group. Aaron Draplin is a well-known logo specialist who came to JMC Academy to talk about his career and his work. Have a read about his time here...
Events designers generate creative ideas or a theme for an event and produce professional creative event design, including stage design, graphic design and decorative items to create the event atmosphere. They illustrate from concept mood board to the final artwork output and assist in the preparation of proposals, tender documents, and presentations.
A Visualizer transforms basic graphical ideas like pictures, written texts or images into realistic dimensional graphics that are easy to understand, attractive and visually-appealing. The graphics can be in 2D, still, animated 3 dimensional or the latest 4 Dimensional. These are usually referred to as the artist’s impression because the idea and originality may not necessarily be the Visualizer’s but he is responsible for converting it into a realistic end result.
There is a wide variety of jobs available for a talented digital designer, what are you going to do?
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