A Career in Design

Whether you’re fresh out of design school or a seasoned pro considering a change, here’s our quick guide to a career in design.

What is Design?

Designers help brands push creative boundaries and tell their stories through meaningful visuals. Whether in-house or at an agency, this team brainstorms concepts, creates custom assets, and ensures customers have the best possible user experience at every touchpoint. From storyboarding to typography selection, wireframing to layout, designers often use the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and InDesign) to develop visuals that leave a lasting impression. As the digital landscape evolves, roles continue to emerge in mobile web design, interactive design, responsive design, and user experience design.

Recruiters are looking for masters of these skills when they hire great people for design roles:

  • Organization
  • Teamwork
  • Color Theory
  • Creative Imagination
  • Concept Design

What kind of salary range can I expect in a design role?

Salaries for a design roles can vary greatly depending on work experience, specialty, and location. It also depends on what you’re designing, Glassdoor says that the national average for a graphic designer is $51,360, where the national average for a UI designer is $81,712.  

About the Author

Kelsie Axelrod
Director of Marketing