Graphic Design Minor: Potential Careers | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Graphic Design Minor: Potential Careers

MCAD Career Development can help you find work and help employers find you. In addition to job listings, the staff is available to meet one-on-one with students and alumni to assist with career development. Services include assistance writing and editing resumes, cover letters, and other professional correspondences; career exploration and industry research; interviewing practice; networking strategies; and industry-specific practices.

Graphic Designer

Develops graphics and layouts for products, companies, ideas, and websites. Takes information, some of which can start out abstract, and turns it into compelling visual information for particular audiences. Often requires working within a set of brand guidelines.

Art Director

Works with a client to create graphics for consumer advertising campaigns and product promotion. Gives presentations and develops liaisons with new clients. Develops market research and plans promotional campaigns. Handles all aspects of studio work on a freelance or staff basis. Designs graphics for use in films, television, storyboards, computer graphics, set design, advertising, promotional work, and film titles.

Interactive Designer

Transforms business needs and product requirements into intuitive web, mobile, and product experiences. Strategizes with key stakeholders, analysts, managers, and marketers to create user interface mockups, user flows, and functional specifications so final designs maximize usability and performance.

Production Artist

Designs advertisements and places them in ad layouts for publication. Works in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.

Type Designer

Establishes the look of new fonts using a combination of optical considerations related to legibility as well as expressive potential.

Brand Designer

Helps businesses convey a mood, tone, or image using the brand as a guide.

Logo Designer

Creates distinctive brand identity that represents a company, service, or product. Works for a design firm, publishing house, or as a freelance graphic artist.