Digital Designer Jobs
Signs Now of Brandon Inc.
$17 - $18 / Per Hour
Movado Group Inc
Los Angeles, CA
San Bernardino, CA
Bowhead / UIC Technical Services
Overland Park, KS
Digital Designer Jobs Overview
Alluring illustrations, images, and graphic layouts catch the eye of consumers. Businesses and organizations rely on creative digital designers to bring visual ideas to fruition—encouraging customers to purchase an item or use a service. If you have a good eye for graphic design and know how to use creative software, you may want to consider searching for digital designer jobs.
When you work as a digital designer, you'll use digital illustration tools as well as photo editing and layout software to create graphics for the web, design logos, and create illustrations. You'll also meet with clients to present design concepts. If you're interested in applying for a job as a digital designer, read on to learn how to get started.
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Digital Designer Education and Skills
Jobs in digital design typically require a bachelor's degree in graphic design, fine art, or a related field, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Some of the courses you can expect to take include computerized design, studio art, and commercial graphics production.
In addition to postsecondary education, it's important to build a solid digital portfolio. Make sure you save every piece you complete, whether it was done academically, professionally, or personally.
The skills and qualities you need to be a digital designer include:
- the ability to perceive work from your audience's standpoint.
- creativity and artistic ability.
- a good eye for shade, shape, and form.
- good communication skills with clients and other departments.
- computer skills and proficiency with digital design software.
- the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and manage time.
To learn more about what employers might want to see in a digital design candidate, see Monster's graphic designer job description sample.
Update Your Digital Designer Resume
Before applying for jobs in digital design, take some time to create your resume. Do you have a resume written? If so, make sure it has both substance and style. The perfect resume should include a career summary, list of skills, work history, and other credentials and accomplishments. For digital design candidates, the layout and appearance of your resume is just as important as its content. Refer to Monster's graphic designer resume sample to learn how to format your resume for success.
A well-written cover letter will boost your chances of getting an interview. In fact, many employers require applicants to submit cover letters. In your cover letter, make sure to express your passion for digital design, as well as your accomplishments and skills. Monster's graphic designer cover letter sample can help you become a top digital designer job candidate.
In the digital design field, it's not enough to tell employers about your skills and accomplishments; you must show them what you can do. When you apply, be sure to include a link to your digital portfolio. This will give employers the opportunity to see the skills you list on your resume in action.
Interviewing for Digital Designer Jobs
Ready for the final step in the hiring process? If you're feeling a little nervous about an upcoming job interview, you're not alone. But you can set yourself apart from other qualified candidates by getting prepared in advance. Monster has plenty of resources to walk you through how to develop strong, smart answers to common interview questions.
Some questions you may encounter as a digital designer include:
- What was the last project you led and what was its outcome?
- Describe a time when your work was criticized.
- Have you faced an assignment that was too difficult? If so, how did you overcome the challenge?
- What questions do you have for us?
How Much Do Digital Designer Jobs Pay?
As a digital designer, you can make anywhere from $16.82 to $36.83 per hour, but the median hourly wage is $23.19. Want to see how much your digital designer job will likely pay? Just enter your job title and location into Monster's Salary Estimator to find out. You can also get an idea of potential next career steps and skills you can pick up to boost your salary.
Want to Learn More About a Company You're Interested In?
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Here's what you may find in each profile:
- company headquarters and locations
- the number of employees
- company photos and videos
- job postings
- mission statements
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