Roles and missions of a graphic designer

A graphic designer is a person who can offer services that include all aspects of graphic and visual design, whether creating illustrations, layouts, logos or packaging. He or she is responsible for creating visuals and illustrations that present information in a clear and attractive way, as well as preparing images and colors for use on the web or in print publications. The main roles and missions of a graphic designer are as follows:

Develop designs and illustrations to meet customer and project requirements.

Use software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat to create mock-ups, drawings and illustrations.

Develop product layouts, logos and packaging.

Research design trends and produce images that are both aesthetically pleasing and informative.

Use colors and images that effectively communicate the message.

Review, modify and improve designs to adapt them to customer needs and requirements.

Prepare images for web, TV and print use.

Communicate ideas and concepts to clients and other members of the design team.

Participate in concise meetings and presentations.

Work closely with graphic designers, art directors and other design professionals.

Graphic designer salary and career development

A graphic designer's salary is directly related to his/her experience and skills. In France, a graphic designer can expect a gross annual salary ranging from :

0 to 2 years: between 25,000 and 40,000 euros ;

2 to 5 years: between 40,000 and 55,000 euros;

5 to 10 years: between 55,000 and 70,000 euros;

10 to 15 years: between €70,000 and €85,000;

more than 15 years: between 85,000 and 100,000 euros.

In addition to this salary, it is possible for a graphic designer to benefit from career development. Here's a list of some possible professions for a graphic designer:

Multimedia project manager ;

Web designer ;

3D designer ;

Art director;

Motion designer.

A computer graphics designer can therefore build a long-term career in the field of computing and information technology, and enjoy an attractive salary commensurate with his or her experience and skills.

Advantages and disadvantages of computer graphics


Creativity - Working as a graphic designer allows you to explore and use your creativity to create unique and attractive images.

High salary - A graphic designer's salary is generally much higher than that of a graphic designer or illustrator.

Job opportunities - Jobs as a graphic designer are booming in a number of sectors, which means there are plenty of job opportunities.

Remote working - As a graphic designer, you can often work at your own pace from anywhere.

Skills development - As a graphic designer, you'll have constant opportunities to improve and perfect your skills and knowledge.


Competition - There's a lot of competition in the computer graphics market, which can make it difficult to find a job.

Rising prices - As in many other sectors, prices for graphic designers are rising steadily.

Tight deadlines - Deadlines can sometimes be tight and it can be difficult to complete a project on time.

Stress - Working as a graphic designer can be very stressful because of the pressure to complete work within a deadline.

Constant learning - You'll need to constantly learn new skills and techniques to stay at the cutting edge of the profession.

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