What is a digital graphic designer?
As a digital graphic designer, you are a visual communicator. You create visual concepts both by hand and by using computer software. You communicate ideas to inform and inspire people.
In this ever-changing environment, graphic designers communicate a particular idea or identity to be used in advertising and promotions by using a variety of digital media tools and platforms.
What does a digital graphic designer do?
Digital graphics combine art and technology to communicate ideas through images and the layout of web screens and printed pages.
A good digital graphic designer meets clients’ requirements and conveys information effectively to the audience. As a digital graphic designer, you are in charge of:
- Traditional prints design: Logos, posters, billboards, packaging, brochures, and other marketing materials.
- Digital marketing design: Website design, social media graphics, virtual event design, newsletter design, digital ads, and other related digital branding and marketing.
What can I do with a digital graphics degree?
The road to career success looks different for everyone. With a degree in digital graphics, you might think there is just a single answer—become a graphic designer—but the options are much more varied than that:
- Graphic designer
- Marketing specialist
- Creative Director
- Art director
- Content creator
- Website designer
Digital graphics are so profoundly versatile, that your imagination and your passion for the work can take it almost anywhere.
Not limiting our students’ options and providing hands-on practices with internal and external experiences make our program unique for students. In this program, we:
- focus on industry needs
- offer you hands-on practices and experiences
- encourage your creativity
- assist you becoming a competent visual communicator
- provide you the opportunity to use software to generate eye-catching media concepts and products
- offer you transfer program options
Digital graphic students find employment in a variety of settings, which include advertising, independent graphic studios, publishing houses, printing companies, service bureaus, newspapers, magazine publishers, financial/insurance institutions, television, fashion and movie studios. Advertising is an integral part of the business system, with major corporations spending over $100 million on web sites, ads, and commercials for print, broadcast, the Internet, and outdoor media. Well-trained, talented artists who have a mastery of artistic materials, techniques, different mediums and skills are more likely to gain full-time employment. Employers are hiring candidates who possess a variety of skills, especially knowledge of computer software, rather than specialists in one particular area.
Associate in Arts
Digital Graphics - Transfer to University
- Internal: In house digital work for on-campus events, clubs, sports team, departments, quick print shops, sign shops, and social media.
- External: Digital graphics for local business, non-profit organizations and community events.