Careers in Design

Design is a field that has many facets and many opportunities for careers. If you are highly organized and motivated you can choose to be the Art Director, the person who oversees the entire project or if you are more interested in focusing on making art you might choose to be a photographer or illustrator who is hired by the Art Director. There are many types of design as we learned in the first few days of class. This next assignment is about you learning more about a career in the field of Design and then creating a self promotional piece that highlights your skills as that type of designer.

You can use the links here or the links in the column over to the left under Resources.

Design Council of the UK

Click through these links to get a better feel for careers in Design.

For general information about graphic design click here.


AIGA, the professional association for design, stimulates thinking about design, demonstrates the value of design and empowers the success of designers at each stage of their careers. AIGA’s mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. Founded in 1914, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design, and is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational institution. AIGA is a great group to join and become involved with once you become a designer.

Check out their information on careers.

Resumes are not really self promotional pieces, but if handled creatively they could be. Click here to see some very creative design resumes and also for some tips on Career Success.

QR CODE - Content-rich Resume from Victor petit on Vimeo.

There are a lot of fields in the arts that can provide careers. The illustration here suggests a few. Remember that there are jobs to be had in: animation, photography, illustration, game design, graphic design, web design, environmental design, landscape design, product design, architectural design, fashion design, cake design, interior design and lots more!


When you have finished your research click here to post your thoughts.