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Graphic Design Career Outlook


Graphic Design is a specialization under the Art and Design major. With instruction in a multitude of facets, including printmaking, technical drawing and commercial art business operations among many others, this program prepares you to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts.

To find out more about your major including potential areas and employers, required skills, job outlook, and median pay, please access the Occupational Outlook Handbook or the O*Net website.

Career Outlook

Explore the subsections below to learn more about the potential skills you can develop at SXU with a major in Art and Design with a specialization in Graphic Design, as well as the potential positions and employers that hire graduates with this degree. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should only be used as a starting point.


As an Art and Design major with a specialization in Graphic Design, students may develop or advance skills including creativity and artistic ability, time management, active listening, and communication.   


With your degree, you can work as a graphic designer, desktop publisher, art director, industrial designer, multimedia artist, animator and interactive media designer.


Graduates with a degree in Art and Design with a specialization in Graphic Design can work as graphic designers, desktop publishers, art directors, industrial designers, multimedia artists, and animators   


Graduates with a degree in Art and Design with a specialization in Graphic Design can work for publishers, design firms, advertising agencies, large retail stores, government agencies, universities, in-house creative departments, film studios, television stations, video production companies, consulting firms, and market research companies. Graphic designers may also work freelance.  



In addition to other employment opportunity websites, the Center for SUCCESS uses Handshake to share internships and jobs with students. Please explore the positions provided in the automated feed below or click "View All" to explore positions in Handshake using your major as a filter.

Although we attempt to screen all employers and positions, the Center for SUCCESS and Saint Xavier University assume no liability for the accuracy of information shared in this feed or through Handshake. The views and opinions shared by employers through Handshake do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Center for SUCCESS and Saint Xavier University.

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