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.
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.
Use the employment opportunity resources below to kickstart your preprofessional or professional experience search. You may also identify a professional or student organization to join in order to network with individuals within your major and field.
- AIGA Design Jobs
- American Academy of Art
- Americans for the Arts
- Beverly Arts Center
- Chicago Cultural Center
- Chicago Chamber Choir
- Chicago Children's Museum
- Chicago Symphony Orchestra
- Dance USA Internships
- Hyde Park Art Center
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
- The Art Institute
- WTTW-TV Chicago
- American Institute of Graphic Arts
- Arts Alliance Illinois
- The Art Director's Club
- American Association of Art Museums
- Experiential Designers and Producers Association
- Graphic Artists Guild
- Industrial Designers Society of America
- Society for Environmental Graphic Design
- Society for Experiential Graphic Designs
- Society of Illustrators
- Society for News Design
- Society of Publication Designers
- National Association of Schools of Art and Design