Level entry/mid | Also known as: junior designer/digital graphic designer
What does a digital designer do?
Similar to graphic designers, digital designers use creativity and problem solving to design visuals for an electronic/technology-based environment. This ranges from websites to special effects for film.
What’s a digital designer good at?
– are good with technology
– are creative and have an eye for colours, shapes and fonts
– can find solutions to problems
– have a good imagination and
– have an interest in the world around them
Tools of the trade/required knowledge
- Understanding of colour and how people react to different colours
- Understanding of fonts and how people react to fonts
- A good knowledge of technology specific to field, e.g. websites
Who does a digital designer work with?
Digital designers work with account managers, sometimes clients and tech-operators, e.g. coders for websites.
How do I become a digital designer?
You can take a degree in graphic design, digital design or digital art.
At school or college:
Good subjects to take in school/college: Art, IT.
Top universities for digital design
– Loughborough University [BSc (Hons) Graphic Communication & Illustration]
– University of Reading [BA (Hons) Graphic Communication]
– Leeds College of Art [BA (Hons) Graphic Design]
– Build a portfolio of ideas
– Learn software
– Try for internships
– Get a degree
– Search for jobs
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